AJ Allmendinger told ESPN’s Marty Smith that he tested positive for Adderall, a prescription drug for the treatment of ADHD. AJ doesn’t have ADHD, and apparently he told a friend he was tired and the friend gave him a pill that he said was a workout supplement. Right.

All of the NASCAR driver/drug policy implications aside, this just shows you how people’s minds work differently. The obvious choice/response to you and me might be totally different than the obvious choice/response to someone else.

But here are a few versions of how it would go down for me:

Me: I’m tired. I need more energy!
Friend: Here’s a pill that gives you energy.
Me: What is it?
Friend: It’s a workout supplement.
Me: Nah, I’m just tired. I’ll take a nap. And then I’m going to examine the things that might be making me tired and try to not do those things.

Me: I’m tired.
Friend: Here’s a pill.
Me: Nah, I’ll just drink 5-Hour Energy, even though they don’t sponsor me.

Me: I’m tired.
Friend: Take a nap.

You could say that it’s easy for me to sit here and say that he should of just taken a nap since I wasn’t in his exact situation, but I don’t know, I’m sticking with my argument. I’m tired right now. I went to bed last night after midnight. Maybe I shouldn’t go to sleep that late, since I have to get up at 6:30 in the morning?? Right. Especially since I’ve been sick for the past 5 days.

Anyway, I can’t seem to think of an instance where taking a pill because you’re tired, and you wanted to not be tired, would be necessary.