Carpool Tunnel Syndrome

Carpool Tunnel Syndrome

A slang term for a sleepy or tired state when one first arrives at work. Carpool tunnel syndrome comes from carpooling with co-workers; because one is not driving, one does not have to pay attention and thus may take more time to fully wake up.
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A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Gruen is the author of two previous books; both humorous looks at timely topics: Carpool Tunnel Syndrome: Motherhood as Shuttle Diplomacy and Till We Eat Again: Confessions of a Diet Dropout.
CARPOOL TUNNEL SYNDROME: Being so tired driving home from work, you don't even remember the journey.
A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Gruen is the author of two previous books; both humorous looks at timely topics: Carpool Tunnel Syndrome: Motherhood as Shuttle Diplomacy and Till We Eat Again: Confessions of a Diet Dropout.