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|28th February 2008, 14:40||#46|
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I have never had a long boring drive yet. I have driven upto 10-11 hours, but have rarely felt the need of even listening to music. At the end of my longest drive, I still felt fresh enough to take a walk around the place and enjoy the scenery.
Actually I enjoy any kind of driving. Even in bumper to bumper drives I would much rather drive that be a passenger.
In addition, I do not allow any food in my car, or liquids for that matter, except for water. So, people travelling with me have a hard time. They ask for a 5 minute stop for refreshments and get that. But the car has to be kept clean.
Oh, by the way, I admit I do smoke in the car, and on long drives, if I am stuck behind trucks, I smoke a little more. But all that is just a diversion. I Never feel sleepy.
|28th February 2008, 15:22||#47|
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2. Wash my face whenever I stop for tea. Or whenever I stop to stretch.
3. If tired, take a quick nap.
Feeling sleepy in meetings does not have to be so critical /dangerous as feeling sleepy while driving. One can always catch up with what he's missed in the meeting.
Good music is always welcome, but one can drift off when listening to soothing stuff. Playing peppier stuff may not be an option when every one else in the car has fallen asleep and you're left to take care of them & your baby.
But if you are alone, and you are feeling very sleepy, turn up the music full blast till you are awake. It's a tested method.
|28th February 2008, 15:36||#48|
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A long drive with conversation and never make you sleep. Hence, talking to your co-passengers and engaging in a talk or discussion eases out the drive fatigue (if any) and makes it more fun. No amount of coffee or music can substitute it.
|28th February 2008, 17:53||#49|
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Hmmmm! Let me think again! I guess good company, good songs, good roads are some of the factors but...
The eagerness to reach home safely keeps me awake!
|28th February 2008, 20:25||#50|
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|1st March 2008, 04:49||#52|
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I have a pet langour monkey.
Sometimes when sleepy I spank my monkey.....
sometimes my monkey spanks me!
There is a song to these lyrics, I think.
Or, I just look at pictures of Jamie Yeo. YOW!
|14th October 2008, 09:35||#56|
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Interestingly, I never feel sleepy while driving. Even if somebody sitting next to me sleeps, I never feel sleepy myself. I enjoy listening to songs and singing while driving, probably that keeps me awake. Also Whenever I feel tired, I stop at a reasonable secured place, roam around car, stretch myself, and then start again. At night I enjoy a cup of tea while on highway and keep singing while I drive, of course not loudly.
|14th October 2008, 10:56||#58|
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a chewing gum can be of incredible help. if you are a paan-chewer or a tobaco-chewer the problem will never arise!
|14th October 2008, 11:31||#59|
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Never felt sleepy while driving.
So can't really say.
Driving is something I like to do, does't really matter the car or the road.
If both are good it does help.
Bumper to bumper to traffic is the only place I don't like to drive, its bucause of all the foolish auto's bikes and stuff who cut you off.
Music can be a life saver there.
Long drives music is always a good idea.
If I'm getting bored (like its a endless straight road) I usually shift down take it to the redline just for the fun of it.
|14th October 2008, 11:37||#60|
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for the thread title - my answer...
the 'thought' of dozing off and awakening on a hospital bed - worse (not awaken @ all) - keeps me awake.
Seriously - the CHILL wind and loud music (no sober duet's !!) keeps me awake..
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