Let me start by saying I completely understand and respect your need for rest (duh, we’re in a rest stop) and kinda’ hoped you respected mine too.
However, idling your truck for over 7 hours is a liiiiiiittle much! I get that sometimes that is very necessary, especially if you have a refridgerated load or you need to keep warm in the cab, etc … i get that. Completely understandable … However, here are my 2 points to that:
Point a) You were hauling an open flat deck – NO NEED for refridgeration there !!!
Point b) We’re in Florida !!!!! IT AIN’T COLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It wasn’t even so much the fumes we choked on all night … it was the release of the air brakes – a very LOUD PPPPSSSST EVERY 27 SECONDS !!!! Around midnight, I started thinking “Okay, I’m usually still awake right now, no big deal”. 2am – “Ummm, kinda’ tired”. 4:27am – “REALLY ??? !!! well, maybe there’s still a chance to get an hour or so of sleep”. 6:18am – “Are you kidding me ?? SERIOUSLY !! ?? Well, today’s gonna be a shitty day”!!! You finally left around 7:15am – “Great, thank-you but my day’s already screwed…thanks” !!! Now, I’m not angry … I just wanted to let you know (in case you didn’t realize your truck was running for over 7 hours – I get that sometimes we can all be forgetful).
Now, a good night’s sleep is hard to come by with a snoring dog & snoring husband. But add this to the mix …
Now, I don’t ask for consideration for myself … even though sleep is a good thing … it’s for all the innocent people that now have to encounter me today. See, I’m not the easiest person to deal with – AND THAT’S ON A GOOD DAY 😉 … so just envision a quick mental picture of what I’m going to be like today (not pretty is it?) … These people didn’t do anything wrong – why should they be punished? C’mon, now, just think for a minute. These poor people …
Now, on another note … 7 hours of fuel??? I wouldn’t wanna pay that fuel bill !!! HOLY CRAP … And dude, c’mon now … THE FUTURE IS GREEN !!!!!!!!!!!! Idling for over 7 hours – there’s nothing green about that … we ALL gotta’ do our part !!! GREEN, not grey n’ black n’ full of fumes !!!
Next time … let’s share some consideration. That’s all 🙂
… just sayin’ …
uyvs ~ xoxo ♥