Snooze and snore siesta silliness
Napping and snoring. I would not be opposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) considering both as new events for the 2012 games in London. In the areas of both sleeping and snoring, I’ve essentially been in training my whole life for that and would have to be considered among the favorites for the gold medal.
According to a wire service story, the goal of the competition was to promote Spain’s post-lunch nap time. Contestants will be put into groups of five over the course of nine days and “timed by a doctor with a pulse-measuring device to determine how long they spent snoozing.”
Contestants could score extra points for snoring as well as wearing goofy nightwear or sleeping in an odd position.
The competition was organized by the newly formed National Association of Friends of the Siesta, which had what was described in the wire service story as “a machine to measure the decibels (of snoring) emitted.”
Two observations: First off, there is a machine designed specifically to measure snoring decibels? Cool. And secondly, the National Association of Friends of the Siesta is a cool name for a group. Or a band. Nobody was sleeping on the job when it came to creatively naming the organization.
The top prize for the winner will be about $1,400, but no gold medal at this point.
If they have the competition again next year, I may consider actually going over to Spain to compete.
But I’ll have to sleep on that idea.