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It depends on your definition of asleep. They were not stretched out. They had their eyes closed. They were seated at their desks with their heads in a nodding position.

– John Hogan

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  1. #1 Susannah
    July 28, 2007

    “It depends on your definition of asleep. They were not stretched out. They had their eyes closed. They were seated at their desks with their heads in a nodding position.

    – John Hogan”

    That brings back an old memory: ‘way back in my college days, a Christian college (that’s relevant), my Greek class was just after lunch. On several occasions, we came in to find the prof. already at his desk, but asleep. The first time it happened, the first student in the door backed out into the hallway and stood at the head of the stairs, signalling “Silence!” to the rest of us. We tiptoed in, and sat at our desks in dead quiet.

    When, after quite a while (you’d never imagine noisy students could be so “good” for so long!), the prof woke up, he looked around and asked, “Why didn’t someone tell me you were here?” One of the guys from the seminary across the street had a quick answer; very respectfully, “We saw you were praying and didn’t want to interrupt, sir.”

    I suppose it was dishonest of him not to ‘fess up to sleeping immediately, but once he had taken the “credit”, he could no longer protest on any subsequent occasions.

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