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 Remember Being So Dog Ass Tired You Were...
Boom_Boom_Kitty  [Member]
6/30/2009 8:31:55 PM EDT
...asleep at the bus stop or asleep in a fast food joint.

Back in my "work all day for no money with no much to show for it" days I was that guy too. You were lucky you had enough for a value meal at Wendy's or something.

Well today I was running errands and popped into a fast food joint of a very late (almost dinner time) lunch and I saw the guy who used to be me. Tray full of food wrappers in front of him, still wearing his work clothes from his low pay job and catching some Zzzz's. On my way home at the light I saw another one, fully passed out at the bus stop waiting for the next one to come along.

And I can still remember being that tired. And nothing is worse than walking home in the rain after work. BTDT.

I still work hard, still get tired at the end of the day, but I'm damn glad I'm not that guy anymore.
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hobbsar  [Team Member]
6/30/2009 8:46:54 PM EDT
I have been so tired that I couldn't sleep.
Used to sleep standing up and leaning against a wall while pulling CQ.
Kiznelly  [Member]
6/30/2009 8:50:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
I have been so tired that I couldn't sleep.
Used to sleep standing up and leaning against a wall while pulling CQ.

When I worked mids I fell asleep at stop lights while driving home. While I was in O.C.S. I fell asleep while rucking to at 0230.

dbmers  [Member]
7/1/2009 12:54:57 AM EDT
Fell asleep on the toilet
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IanK  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 12:57:19 AM EDT
I've always said you don't fall asleep driving, you wake up driving. I've had to pull over and buy some energy drinks a couple times.
PhatForrest  [Member]
7/1/2009 1:05:47 AM EDT
Back when I first started doing mids 9 or so years ago, I was still in college. I did a Juvenile Delinquency DARE internship with my PD, take notes, evaluate program, etc.

Well the intership started at 8am, and I got out of work at 7. We'd usually go pick up a coffee early and head to class afterward.

Anyways, I'm in class, in the back, taking notes and doing my thing. Next thing I know, I'm getting poked in the shoulder by some kid while the rest of the class is laughing at me and the cops is just smiling and shaking his head. Me snoring loudly in front of a whole class of fifth graders was just about the funniest thing they ever saw.

And I still got a B for the internship.
AZMAN-1  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 5:41:16 AM EDT
Way back when I was working at the Mine I had a 55 mile commute to work and the same 55mi. back, (most all of it was desolate desert roads) work started at 6:00am and we worked rotating 12 hr. shifts, a week of days then a week of nights.

There were mornings when I got to work and couldn't remember the drive at all, I know I drove it on auto-pilot on many occasions; there were times when getting off after working all night that I had to stop my truck and actually run around it a few time just to wake up enough to get home with out killing myself or someone else on the road.

Yeah, it was a real bitch back then....
shootemup  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 5:43:24 AM EDT

I used to own a liquor store and bar/club.

We had a 23 hour license, and for the first 10-12 months, I worked 14-16 hours per day, every day with out a day off.

More than once, customers would enter and find me napping at the counter, or at my desk in my office if business was slow that day.
mark75101  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 5:52:08 AM EDT
Yep, most of it sucked but some of it was great.
jhud  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 6:11:37 AM EDT
I slept in a Cracker Barrel once.
Driving for 20 hours will do that to you. Turns out I needed a nap more than that 4 plate country boy breakfast.
jhud  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 6:12:02 AM EDT
2x tap
Kuraki  [Team Member]
7/1/2009 6:14:33 AM EDT
I used to drive 80mi one way to work, to work 12 hour overnight shifts. More than once I had to pull off the interstate to catch a little nap in a rest stop parking lot.
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