"Are you tired?" I was asked by a professor of Journalism at Ithaca College. It was rather awkward, I had been trying to yawn with my mouth closed for the past few minutes, and I obviously failed at being discreet.
I've been yawning really often lately, not because I'm lacking sleep, but because I can't really breathe. Sometimes I feel pretty short of breath, and the only way to get enough air is to yawn and hope my lungs fill enough. This gives me the appearance of an obnoxiously tired kid.
It's sort of funny though, to see how everyone acts when they think I'm tired. For example, my mom was especially nervous about me driving home from Albany. I'm pretty sure that some speakers I saw at my college visits this weekend thought I was bored.
One yawns to get more air, because for some reason, they have not been breathing efficiently, and it might be because they're tired. It never occurs to anyone though, that I'm yawning because I just need air. Everyone makes the assumption that I'm sleepy.
So I guess this goes to show that just because someone does something, doesn't mean its for the reasons you would assume. Let this be a lesson on judgement to you!!
ramblings of a semester untold, III
7 years ago