By Fareed Zakaria, CNN
Ever find yourself dozing off in the middle of a meeting and thanking your lucky stars that nobody caught you? Yes, me too. Well, some delegates to the National People's Congress in China weren't as lucky as you.
Take a look at the video above: Big yawns, even a few people blatantly napping. The meeting was even on a controversial topic: They were curbing the powers of police to secretly detain people.
A few days later, one of China's most prominent politicians, Bo Xilai, was also caught in the act at the Great Hall of the People.
He was to be in line for the post on the Standing Committee of the Politburo, the nine-member body, which effectively runs China. But just one day after his very public catnap, he was ousted from his post as Communist Party boss in the city of Chongqing. No, it's not because he snoozed.
But maybe they were all snoozing because the assembly is really a rubber stamp body. The debates don't matter much.