His boss was mad at him and threatened to fire him if he didn't do something about it.
So Tom went to his doctor, the doctor gave him a pill and told him to take it before he went to bed.
Tom slept well, and in fact, beat the alarm in the morning.
He had a leisurely breakfast and drove cheerfully to work.
"Boss", he said, "The pill actually worked!"
"That's all fine" said the boss, "But where were you yesterday?"