by Paul Finnigan
“Of course,” said the Know-All. “There’s competing theory as to why we yawn or as it’s otherwise called engage in the act of pandiculation when someone else does. One idea is that it’s to do with empathy. We’re showing the other person we’re on their wavelength. That we’re understanding their thoughts and feelings. And then the other, which is my own personal view, is that when we see someone else yawn we think they’re going to steal all the oxygen in the room so we compete to inhale the air. Survival of the fittest and all that which brings me nicely onto Darwin.”
At this point I was feeling a little sleepy so I began to …
Paul Finnigan is thirty years old and from Liverpool.