We’d rather bury our heads in sand (we’re traditionalists)…

Now here's something that is straight out of the theater of the absurd! Perhaps not all readers will agree, but here at Belly Ache we find great amusement in those people that walk around airports lugging those ridiculous looking, fuzzy neck rings for sleeping.


We'd rather bury out heads in sand (we're traditionalists)...


Now here’s something that is straight out of the theater of the absurd! Perhaps not all readers will agree, but here at Belly Ache we find great amusement in those people that walk around airports lugging those ridiculous looking, fuzzy neck rings for sleeping. In the Belly Acher’s view, real air travellers don’t need such frivilous sleep aids! If you can’t handle a 15 hour flight in an economy class seat designed (apparently) by a Cro-Magnon designer then you should just stay home! 

So now, knowing our – as usual – very opinionated view on fluffy neck rings for sleeping, you can imagine our reaction to an advertisement we saw for the ‘ultimate’ sleep aid device! Called the Ostritch Pillow, the device is promoted as: Providing a micro environment for a powerful nap; enabling easy power naps anytime, anywhere; and the best part, its “thicker forehead padding prevents hit against hard”. We’re guessing that what they were trying to say is that it provides padding in case you suddenly dose off sending your head into an uncontrollable free fall towards a hard object. 

Can you imagine wearing one of these things anywhere – especially on a plane!?! People around you would think you were a terrorist for crying out loud. Aside from just looking plain retarded it appears to us to be unbearably claustrophobic and more than a tad hot. It strikes us as *almost* the worst idea ever! We do have one thought for it however. It would be very useful for those dreaded, direly boring meetings that the boss likes to have in order to hear the sound of his own voice (boss we’re just kidding if you’re reading this… we dote on your every word – really).