Glad work trumped my weekend for once...

Glad work trumped my weekend for once...

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    Glad work trumped my weekend for once...

    I've had an awful work week(the perfect storm so to speak). Anyway, I was planning on going to the bank saturday morning(had just gotten in from work around 6am). I figured I'd catch some zzz for a few hours and then go to the bank. Thankfully work called and the bank trip was averted because on little sleep I was woefully unprepared for any "issues". I got this in with my email alerts Saturday afternoon...
    !!!!That's the bank I was planning on going to around the same time.
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    LCSO Investigates Saturday Morning Bank Robbery of Wachovia Bank in Communi=
    ty Plaza in Sterling=20=20
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    The Loudoun County Sheriff=E2=80=99s Office is investigating a bank robbery=
    at the Wachovia Bank in the 47000 block of the Community Plaza in Sterling=
    , Virginia.=20=20=20
    =20=20
    Shortly before 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010 a White male suspec=
    t entered the bank and implied he had a weapon. The suspect demanded cash f=
    rom a bank teller. The suspect was wearing a camouflaged hooded jacket, a =
    black ski cap and a yellow shirt.=20=20=20
    =20=20
    He was described as being 25 to 35-years-old and approximately 5=E2=80=997=
    =E2=80=9D tall.=20=20=20
    =20=20=20
    If you have any information regarding this case you are asked to contact In=
    vestigator M. McCaffrey of the Loudoun County Sheriff=E2=80=99s Office Crim=
    inal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.=
    an FYI for those who haven't gone with no sleep for days on end...I can officially liken it to being worse than drunk. By saturday I had only had 2 hours of sleep since tuesday. That's not an exaggeration either. I can safely say by Saturday I was not in full control of my faculties mentally or physically. If I was in control mentally, I wouldn't have driven back to work when called saturday. Sleep deprivation takes a HUGE toll.

    I almost wonder if this should be a separate thread. It's definitely something to ponder. We have lots of threads on folks carrying while on meds, or drinking, etc... I don't think I've seen any on folks that haven't slept in a while.
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    Good thing you avoided the bank that day.

    Your quote is a little garbled though.
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    What do you do for a living, packin? Go to Ranger School?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    What do you do for a living, packin? Go to Ranger School?
    Haha...nope. I'm just a lowly engineer. My work can't be nearly as rough as that! You guys win that one hands down.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    Be careful! They worked my oldest son to the point of exhaustion, and called him back in after only an hours sleep, he rolled his jeep on I-95, almost got killed. He fell asleep while driving, went off the right side of the road which woke him up, pulled to the left and went sideways and rolled, he was going about 60 at the time. The wreck was bad enough, he wound up sliding down the center lane of I-95 on his roof with the 18 wheelers skidding to a stop right behind him. Falling asleep behind the wheel is a very dangerous thing!
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    I drive a truck for a living. I had to call in about this time last year to tell them to find another driver. I have a bit of protection with motor carrier laws. I worked 16 hours the day before, the way I worked that is legal. But I could not get close to 10 hrs off if I went in to drive. Left home at noon and got back at 4:30 am. Was supposed to be back in to work between 11 and noon to pull another 12 hour shift. Sorry. I don't do lack of sleep well. Boss did not like it, but I still work there.
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    Sounds like you avoided an exciting time in the 'withdrawal' line...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Be careful! They worked my oldest son to the point of exhaustion, and called him back in after only an hours sleep, he rolled his jeep on I-95, almost got killed. He fell asleep while driving, went off the right side of the road which woke him up, pulled to the left and went sideways and rolled, he was going about 60 at the time. The wreck was bad enough, he wound up sliding down the center lane of I-95 on his roof with the 18 wheelers skidding to a stop right behind him. Falling asleep behind the wheel is a very dangerous thing!
    Terrible wake up call, glad your son made it out ok. There have been numerous studies showing drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving if not even more so.

    http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=18817

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