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  • The annoying classic rock that came on every morning at this time was quickly shut off.

    Simon: I think we can lie here a while longer without breaking the snooze bank.

    Sandy: The what?

    Simon: The snooze bank. You know. Whenever you have to get up at 4 a.m. to catch a 6 a.m. flight or whenever you wake up at 3 a.m. and you can’t go back to sleep because you’re worried about your job, the deadline or your whole miserable life. Whenever any of these things happen and you’re forced to give up that precious time when you could be sleeping, you make a deposit of that time into the snooze bank.

    Sandy: So if you want to cuddle in the bed with the man of your dreams for another hour or two, even though you know it’s time to get up…

    Simon: You can do it because you have a balance in the snooze bank!

    Sandy: Simon this is the most brilliant concept you have ever hatched.

    Simon: I quite agree. The problem will come when some greedy bastard figures out how to sell derivatives of the cumulative balances in the snooze bank or begins to offer snooze bank paper which then becomes worthless. Plus, there will likely be snooze bank Ponzi schemes to deal with in the future.

    Sandy: Bastards.

    Simon: Bastards

    Sandy: Honey for now...wake me up before we get overdrawn.

    Photo by Mira Hartford Flickr Creative Commons
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