At the mention of Richard Branson you might be like “who the fuck is that?” due to your incredible skill at 2. not keeping up with the news. Well, no worries because I got you. I know what you’re about to say, and no, he’s not the actor who plays Much on SVU—that’s Richard Belzer. Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin and he’s, like, def an important figure to know. Anyway, recently Branson visited the Virgin Australia team at the Sydney Airport just to check out how everything was going. You know, see if they needed any snacks, maybe a condom? An offer of coffee would’ve been more appropriate, though. Apparently when Branson made the trip to this particular airport and this particular team—the equivalent of your high school principal surprise sitting in on your class much to your teacher’s chagrin—he found one of his dutiful employees taking a nap on the job. Ugh, literally same.
According to The Huffington Post, “[Branson] popped into the office and the airport to say hello and check in to see what the team [was] up to. [The resting pilot] wasn’t up to much at all—[He] caught him sleeping on the job…The 65-year-old businessman did seem pretty cool with the whole incident. ‘To be fair, he was on standby, getting some much needed rest,’ Branson wrote.”
For real, I never had any interest in becoming a pilot until I heard this story. You get to take naps in the middle of your work day? I’m in.