When I'm so tired & try to stay awake, I see things that aren't there. I've seen deer, police & people. This happens when I'm riding in the car trying to stay awake to make sure the driver doesn't fall asleep. I tend to humor them because I say crazy stuff that makes no sense, even to me. Like my brain & mouth aren't communicating right. It's pretty funny.
1970Something 1970Something
36-40, F
2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

Have you seen the big black dog.?
Apparently so the myth goes, and many long distance drivers will agree, not many people who see the black dog survive.
I used to drive a lot between Uk France and Spain.
Spain especially was a bad place for delusions.
Spiders like terrantulas on the dash board was a favourite.
Tiredness creeps up on you unexpectedly and many divers are killed because of it taking over suddenly without warning.

I did see the black dog.
On a motorway down from Benidorm to Alicante.
I was doing a fair speed and I saw this gigantic dog in the middle of the road like a wall.

I braked really really hard and got away with it.
Ever since I am now aware, and even if I think I am alright, I now recognise symptoms of tiredness which are usually brushed aside by most people.

Haven't seen it.

I never fall asleep at the wheel because I have a fear of falling asleep at the wheel and it keeps me awake.
I tend to turn on the music loud and imagine that I am back in high school in a battle of the bands competition (btw, I have no musical talent), but if the volume is all the way up I sound just like anyone playing through my speakers.

Lol. Good way to stay awake. & yes, with the music up, we do sound like anyone on the speakers.