When I woke up this morning I knew something was off. My alarm had woken me, which doesn’t seem weird but it felt like it had roused me from a very deep sleep, deeper than usual. Then I noticed that while I was awake, I was in a daze of sorts. I’ve woken up tired before and I know how that feels. This was different. I felt like I was moving in slow motion.

I had taken a sleeping pill the night before (like I’ve done many times) but I began to wonder if I had lost track of how many I’d ingested. I only need one but maybe I had forgotten I had already taken one? This was a strong possibility because nothing else seemed to make sense.

In any case, it took me a while to get through my morning routine. I managed to wash various parts of my body, get dressed, and eat some breakfast. I was still dazed though and here’s how off I was. When I got in the elevator to go down to the Skytrain platform there was another person already in the elevator car. I went to press the button for the platform floor but I was so out of it, I didn’t notice the button didn’t actually light up. Not sure why that was. I stupidly then stepped back while the elevator was going down, still not noticing it wasn’t going to where I needed to go. When the doors opened, I noticed this wasn’t the floor I was expecting and we had gone down to the floor where my fellow elevator rider was going to. I instantly realized I’d screwed up the simple act of pushing an elevator button. I felt so stupid. Anyways, the other person got out and I just went back up to where I needed to go.

Luckily, I didn’t make any other boneheaded mistakes on my way to work. I felt much better after getting my first cup of green tea and the rest of the day was uneventful. I hope this doesn’t happen tomorrow!

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