Apparently Safe Drivers use Powernaps

On my quick drive to Auckland I saw several safety signs that said in rather large and distracting letters inane things like

"Safe Drivers use Powernaps"

As I consider myself a safe driver i thought to my self…shit I better get one of those.

I went to Warehouse and they don’t have any, nor do any of the major petrol stations. So it begs the questions;

  • What are powernaps?
  • Where do you get them from?
  • What do they do?
  • Are they related to party drugs?
  • Will the government them as well?

There were further stupid signs planted out there by Transit with equally dumb statistics like…25% of accidents involve trucks, WTF is that supposed to mean?…it is safer to drive trucks!!
And then there is the 25% of accidents happen at night….WTF is that…again is it better to travel at night…it seems so according to statistics.

So one must assume from Transits signs that you are better to drive at night in a truck using something obscurely called a powernap!!!! Fucking wallies wasting our tax dollars on inanities like this.
And while we are on stupid waste of money signs, why did the egg farmer tell me to fuck off when I asked him for a dozen of those "free" range eggs.

  • Adolf fiinkensein

    Hello Whale.
    Hell hath no fury as a blogger separated from his cord.

    I can tell you all about power naps. Many years a go I regularly drove more than 80,000 miles each year in my company car. While driving, often I would feel my eyes closing even though I was completely alert. I would pull over, get out, jump up and down, shout, run around the car and then drive off again. Within five minutes, the eyes were again closing. Absolutely amasing. Not even a cup of coffee would fix it.

    I discovered for myself that the only remedy was to stretch out on the back seat and actually go to sleep for maybe five minutes. (Back in the days of bench seats and column shift. Just doze off, kinda. That set me up for a further two or three hours of driving sans closing eyes.

    That’s a power nap and the ‘idiots’ at Transit actually are right on the money with this one.

    Some decades later I discovered I have a condition called mild sleep apnoiea which no doubt had something to do with it.

  • Edward

    Pfft, you haven’t lived till you’ve Pzizzed (