Marketing specialist Dan Kyle recently reported that over the last few months his “2:30 feeling” has gradually expanded to wider time intervals, at this point lasting from 11:00 a.m. to nearly 4:55 p.m.
“I just get hit with this wave of drowsiness and there’s nothing I’d like more than to go home and sleep,” Kyle said. “Lately I’ve been dropping a sixth of my paycheck on Starbucks just to stay awake.”
Kyle’s workplace productivity has reportedly taken a hit, owing to the fact that he is only capable of being productive from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the window slowly but surely shrinking.
“Pretty soon I doubt I’ll even be able to focus on refreshing the Reddit front page over and over,” Kyle said.
Coworker Karen Masters has corroborated Kyle’s 2:30 feeling expansion, observing that he stops “verbally harassing” her at a slightly earlier time with each passing week.
“He used to lose the energy to make inappropriate, sexually charged comments in mid-afternoon, but now I’m free of him by late morning.” she said. “I guess I’m a little worried, but I’m not complaining.”
At press time, Kyle was reportedly asking his boss if he could work from home for the third day in row.