Falling asleep at the wheel

Let’s play a little game called “Have you ever?” And here’s your host… me!

Have you ever:
A. Been really sleepy driving your car
B. Fallen asleep at the wheel
C. Had the car next to you wake you up
D. All of the above
If you answered A or B you are one of 25 people that have done the exact same thing in the last 30 days according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And no, driving drowsy is not a disease, I guess the CDC had budget money to spend or something?

If you answered D, then you would be… me! It happened a few years ago coming home from work. I was really tired the entire week and that day, I was stuck in stop-and-go traffic. I could feel myself drifting off and there for a second or two, my eyes were completely closed.

I woke up to a car of folks next to me yelling to get my attention. Wow. What just happened? I mean, I’ve been sleepy before but never this. So I pulled off the road into a Kroger parking lot.

I’m grateful that:
A. I wasn’t driving fast
B. I didn’t hurt anyone
C. I didn’t buy anything at Kroger and get a 1-mile long receipt

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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