Here’s the scenario – you wake up one morning to find that you have actually overslept. And, since you did oversleep, you are now late for work. What’s the worst that can happen?

For the majority of us, being late for work because we overslept could result in one of three possible situations: (1) the boss would be understanding, because he or she has done it themselves; (2) the boss would hand out a warning (either verbal or written), or (3) the boss might see fit to fire an employee for being late, no matter what the reason.

However, if you happen to be Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” show, being late for work because of oversleeping makes you the topic of a national news story.

On Tuesday’s “Today” show, Al Roker revealed that he overslept earlier in the morning and missed the taping of his early morning TV show, “Wake Up with Al.”

Roker admitted he stayed up late Monday night with his 11-year-old son and actually overslept for the first time in his 39-year career. He went on to joke about the situation, going so far as to suggest renaming his Weather Channel show to “Al, Wake Up.”

Roker poked fun of his situation on Twitter, and later asked fans to share their own oversleeping stories.

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