PICCADILLY CIRCUS — There’s a nicely dressed lady sitting in front of me on the bus – hair done, Dolce glasses. And she keeps falling asleep. It’s 7:50 am. And she’s on her way to work like the rest of us.
I am nervous for her neck, which keeps snapping. We don’t have the natural dexterity of a Pez dispenser.
I have the bad luck of often getting mini-cab drivers who fall asleep while driving. I once shared a car across France with a business friend, and his driver fell asleep at the wheel on the autoroute. (We were stopped in traffic.)
But what is it about this modern world that causes people to constantly be exhausted. Even my 7-year-old wakes up looking like he’s spent a night on the tiles.
There’s got to be a better way to live.