Fast Video

  I thought I had finally found a way to convince Susan, my continually harried friend, that she needed to find ways to relax. I invited her to dinner and, while I was busy cooking, she agreed to watch my videotape on stress management and relaxation techniques. Fifteen minutes later, she came into the kitchen and handed me the tape.

"But it’s a 70-minute video," I replied. "You couldn’t have watched the whole thing."

"Yes, I did," Susan assured me. "I put it on fast-forward."