Snoozin’ China

A guy sleeping on the street? Surely he’s homeless… Card board boxes, piss stained clothes, and incoherent rambling, right? Not even close. Sprawling out to fall asleep in random public places is way more of a I’m tired and this is a surface I could sleep on sort of situation than it is home foreclosures and hard times over here. Both schools and offices have a time for napping built into their lunch breaks, which are usually around two hours long with at least one hour of it devoted to sleeping wherever and however you damn well please. Siestas are a common sight all through the day if you’re out and about in the city, because who needs to go back home to nap when they’re shamelessly okay with sleeping in a position that bends their spine in 3 different directions. Or if there’s an IKEA nearby with free AC.

These photos are the best of the best from my time in China, and to my knowledge, none of these people were drunk or homeless… Just too sleepy to give a single fuck whatsoever.

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“Help yourself and throw the money behind the counter”

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During the office’s designated nap time, anything goes

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Once back on the clock though, more subtlety is required

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Napping? Or practicing what to do in case of a crash?

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“There’s room for more if you’ll pay the meter”

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He came prepared with that pink pillow

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Stylin’

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Where there’s a will there’s a way

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Just kidding, this is a Prozac ad

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Who actually buys crocs anyways?

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Bro tip: Don’t fall asleep in places that make it look like statues are fisting your butt

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Pit stop

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Camouflage

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…How?

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D’awwww

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“Before I attach this door, lemme sleep on it first”

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Weary commuters

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Saved the best for last

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Seriously. Not even a hint of fucks to give as he’s so clearly on the clock and also in charge of keeping an eye on the cars. The insides of his eyelids were the only thing this guy was watching

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After all of this, I figure it’s only fair to post a photo of myself, since I often fall asleep on the subway. Guilty as charged, and thankfully not in the Bronx at the time

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