“I’m supposed to spend the next 15 minutes deciding if I should cook lunch or order out. Then I was supposed to spend the following 20 minutes deciding where to order out from.”

– My afternoon plans

“Five minutes” is often used as shorthand for a short amount of time, but have you actually thought about how long five minutes actually is? That’s like, already a quarter of a sitcom episode’s length. The protagonist could have already crossed the threshold of their Hero’s Journey within that time! Three more of these five minute diversions could set me back an entire quest of self-discovery!

– James