Benkelstein and the Time Warp
by Evil Editor
Benkelstein, trying to recall the lyrics to a Rice-Krispies jingle while driving eastward on Highway 70, almost missed the new sign. â€œTo I-40,â€ it read, with an arrow pointing to the right. Benkelstein hit the brakes, just hard enough to slow to twenty-five miles per hour, and pulled off at the new exit. â€œItâ€™s about time!â€ he said to his wife.â€œI was beginning to think theyâ€™d never get this road finished.â€
â€œHmm?â€ Mrs. Benkelstein said, looking up from her book.
â€œWhy, thisâ€™ll cut a full ten minutes off our trip easily,â€ he went on. â€œLetâ€™s see, thatâ€™s twenty minutes round-trip, and since we visit your mother twelve times a yearâ€”twelve too many, I might addâ€”â€
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