Politicians shouldn’t sleep on the job

Imagine you’re at work, in the middle of an important meeting. But maybe it’s little dull. You had a late night watching Jimmy Kimmel or something.

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Parliament Hill is not a good place to sleep.

Your eyes start to glaze over. Your eyelids start to fall. You try to fight it, but it’s no use. Eventually, you fall asleep.

Someone notices and points it out to the boss. You’re woken up, and you get in trouble by the people who pay your salary.

Is it the boss’s fault for demanding more from you? Is it your co-workers’ fault for being too boring? Is it your fault for falling asleep in the first place?

Of course not. There’s only one person’s whose fault it is: The one who caught you napping. He’s the one that should be reprimanded.

Doesn’t make sense, does it? But that is what is happening on Parliament Hill.

Apparently, MPs aren’t happy that the cameras keep catching them sleeping, using their iPhones to check their hair, etc. So instead of taking the blame and saying “Hey, it’s our fault we’re falling asleep on the job,” they’ve decided to blame the camera people.

According to the Hill Times, a committee meeting recently allowed MPs the chance to voice their concerns. They say there are too many wide shots, and that is making them look bad.

Um… no. What is making you look bad is sleeping on the job.

As for the wide shots, they should get used to it. I like the fact that it will catch MPs in the act.

A word of advice that really anyone should know. If someone in front of you or a couple of spots to the side of you is standing up and talking, odds are you’re in the shot. How could you not realize this?

But really, it comes down to this: if you can’t stay awake during Parliament, then maybe you’re not cut out to be an MP.


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