Napping FedEx worker shipped to Texas

We’ve all fallen asleep at work and woken up and been a bit ashamed it was already time to go home.

FILE PHOTO: Workers at the FedEx hub in Memphis, Tennessee load the first plane to depart since all aircraft were grounded in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, September 13, 2001. (Photographer: Gene Mangiante/ Bloomberg News)

FILE PHOTO: Workers at the FedEx hub in Memphis, Tennessee load the first plane to depart since all aircraft were grounded in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, September 13, 2001. (Photographer: Gene Mangiante/ Bloomberg News)

For some, the ride home is especially long and shameful.

Fox News tells us the tale of a sleepy FedEx worker who nodded off in Memphis and was shipped to Texas.

The article says the unnamed worker was doing his best Rip Van Winkle impersonation on a plane at the Memphis airport when his unexpected journey began. He woke up as he neared Lubbock, Texas, and began banging on the cockpit door to alert the pilots.

The pilots refused to open the door and told him to strap himself into a “jump seat” for landing.

The plane landed at about 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Unlike most work naps, local police, the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration got involved. The sleepy worker was questioned but released to “local FedEx officials” without criminal charges.

Not sure if this man will keep his job, but if they really want to punish him they will ship him back to Memphis via FedEx SmartPost.


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