Yeah, in hindsight, I may have erred on the side of 'ranty' to start with. I had nearly been involved in an accident caused by a white Beemer about half an hour before, so perhaps I was being a bit unreasonable. I'm sure the rapid response thing being twenty hours after the problem could be due to the amount of flooding elsewhere(!)
So, there you go, I am contrite about this. Still, it doesn't send a great message if two blokes are having a kip on the job, does it? If it is a health and safety thing, then being asleep doesn't scream good practice.
You live and learn. Mind you, I'm not sure what all that shit about Everton and Swindon was, but maybe I'm not in the clique that appreciates little in-jokes like that.