I had a couple beers with a friend of mine tonight, and he told me this story of a guy he used to work with:

The guy was an alcoholic, and would usually stay up all night drinking. When he got to work, he would shut his office door and sprinkle some change on the floor near the door. He\’d then lay on the floor and pass out on top of the change with his head up against the door. Then, if someone came into his office, the door would knock him in the head and wake him up, and he\’d pretend that he was on the floor picking the change up. And he\’d have an excuse for being somewhat disoriented, from being bumped in the head by the door.

I am walking down to the patent office tomorrow to trademark that maneuver. That is, if I\’m awake.