Sven and Lars have been managers at an IT-company going on twenty-five years. One day, as they are enjoying an after-work drink at the next door bar, Lars says, “You know, Sven, last night the wife and I made it three times.”
“Are you kidding?”Sven says. “At our age, me and the wife are lucky to make it three times in a month. What’s the deal?”
Lars grins and replies, “I read something in this book a couple of weeks ago and thought I’d try it. You make love, then you take a little ten-minute nap. Then you try it again. I’m telling you, it works like a charm!
Sven nods thoughtfully and says, “I’m going to give that a try myself.” That night, he makes love to Lena and takes a nap. When he wakes up, he and the wife make love again; he takes another nap. He wakes up, and they make love again. Satiated, Sven goes to sleep for the night.
Sven wakes up with the alarm clock blaring. The clock shows that he’s going to be twenty minutes late for work. In a rush, Sven throws on some clothes and gets into the car. When arriving to the office – his boss is there waiting for him at the carpark.
“Sven,” his boss growls, “you’re fired!”
“Fired?” Sven replies. “Look, boss, I’m sorry. I’ve been working here twenty-five years without being late once all this time. Now you’re going to fire me after all that for being twenty minutes late once?”
“Twenty minutes?” his boss exclaims. “Where were you Tuesday? Where were you Wednesday?”
”Taking ‘naps’ sounds so childish…
I prefer to call them ‘horizontal life pauses.’”