Thursday, December 14, 2006

No, that's just boredom.

Guy: I got epilepsy last year. I kept falling asleep in class every five minutes.
Girl: Really, that's weird.

-- Downtown Restaurant, overheard by Lissa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

um... narcolepsy, maybe... I would be concerned if I was having violent siezures everytime I was in a particular class.. maybe it's a situatoin like Kramer had on Seinfeld, when he would have a seizure everytime he heard that TV personality's voice

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps instead of catching epilepsy last year, he actually caught stupidity

9:06 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Dear 1:51 and 9:06 (but 9:06 mostly),

Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petit mal) or by severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal).

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah... but for petit mal, the sleepiness still occurs AFTER the seizure.. most people who have petit mals stare blankly for a while first while the seizure is occurring, then suddenly feel extremely tired... which I guess is the same effect some people have during lectures

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For petit mal there is no seizure. Period.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a seizure in the traditional sense (ie. a grand mal seizure), but it's still an 'absence seizure', which can involve staring off into space and/or twitching....possibly followed by falling asleep in class. ;)

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what's 'just boredom'? YOUR MOM!

11:38 PM  

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