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Common Misconceptions about

Night People



We're insomniacs.

No way. We aren't trying to get to sleep.


We're unhappy.

Only when we're not allowed to follow our natural schedule.


We have a medical problem.

We're as healthy as most, and more than some. For instance, you won't find us getting skin cancer from too much sunbathing.


We're wierd.

Who's calling who wierd?


The Bozo Boss Misconception: We're lazy, dishonest, and trying to fool everyone because we want credit for working at night but we don't actually do it.

This is an evil misconception. It doesn't just show a lack of respect for our natural body rhythms, it says we're liars, frauds... Employers always seem to feel this way, even when we're doing the kind of work that can be measured somehow. All I can say to these people is: Have you ever observed a Night Person at work during his or her peak time? After you've sat up with one of us and seen how productive we are, say that again.


We think we're vampires or have some other kind of odd self image.

Do you think you're the sun god Amon-Ra just because you're a Day Person?


We're criminals who use the excuse of staying up late to cover our crimes.

Sure, and all the people who are up in the daytime are law-abiding citizens. Crimes are ONLY committed at night.


We're hooked on caffeine.

It doesn't take coffee and coke to keep US up!


The only reason we stay up late is to go to bars, cavort, and party.

Sure, we like it as much as the next guy, but don't blame us just because we're always the last to leave!


How do you know? Do you follow delinquents and degenerates around at night? If you do, what's YOUR problem?

We're delinquents and degenerates.

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4 Responses Feb 15, 2010

that was hilarious hahaha yet so true. many people get the wrong idea with 'night people'

well DV, she may not do it for you but i'll make sure that you get the coffee w/ coke... i'm pretty sure WolfieStreetGangster has some laying around...

great story Kitty, that's a perfect way to describe night owls :)

"Do you think you're the sun god Amon-Ra just because you're a Day Person?"<br />
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Never thought of it like that before, too funny.