I don’t know what prompted the resurgence of this, but the other day when Boy and I were on the subway, we saw multiple posters for Sleepytime tea.
Sitting there looking at the posters, we jokingly wondered about the Sleepytime tea bear. Because I mean, this bear has been conked out on teaboxes for years which makes you wonder:
1) What the heck is in this tea that he is constantly incapacitated? Is it made of Liquid Chloroform? Tryptophan? Roofies? Does someone have some sort of vendetta against this poor bear that he can never be conscious?
2) What does the bear need the tea for? Does he have some sort of stressful bear job? Does he suffer from a sleep disorder like apnea and restless leg syndrome? Are night terrors a problem?
3) Why, if after all of these years, he still can’t sleep properly has he not sought the aid of a professional? Not being able to sleep for a couple of nights sucks, but like decades of not sleeping properly is kind of horrifying.
Poor Sleepytime Bear. If you were a real being, you would be in some serious trouble.