2001: A Space Odd Job
My friend, Susan, was bemoaning the fact that she had procrastinated organizing her office for a long time… Since she was expecting an important business visitor, she felt a lot of pressure to get moving. That afternoon she phoned, sounding glum. “I went to the bookstore,” explained Susan. “And I bought a book on how to get organized. I was all fired up, and decided to clean out all the shelves in the office.”
“That’s great,” I replied. “So what’s the problem?”
“Well,” said Susan, “While I was clearing off the shelves, I found a copy of the same book. Apparently, I had bought it in August of 2001.”
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