You present your question as some sort of benign inquiry,
like you’re collecting data for the sleep census
as if there weren’t two possible results:
A. I am tired, and now I’m aware that I look like shit.
or B. I’m not tired, and now I’m aware that I look like shit.
The only way your query would be useful is if it were the preface to a longer, more solution-oriented statement like:
“Hey, are you tired? Because I just set up a hammock in your office.”
Or, “Hey, are you tired? Of Homophobia? Me too. Let’s start a rally.”
But no, you never wanna start a rally.
You just wanna talk about the bags under my eyes,
how I look like Meeko…The raccoon from Pocahontas,
and he’s not even a recognizable Disney character,