Woman (to man): You are retiring soon, right? Man: Yes, August of 2007
My subconscious: It is hot in here and someone has been smoking.
Woman: You don’t have it down to the days?
Man: 449 days
My subconscious: Why do so many middle aged men working for Hennepin County wear Hawaiian print shirts?
Woman: And have you settled on a place to retire?
Man: Yes, we have decided on Bismarck.
My subconscious: Hmmm…there must be another Bismarck. Maybe there is a Bismarck in Germany…
Woman: Do you have family in North Dakota?
My subconscious: Man – Be gentle when you mock her for thinking that you would move to North Dakota.
Man: No, it’s #28 on Kiplinger’s list of great places to live.
My subconscious: Retiring to North Dakota?!? Please, if there is a god, don’t let me work at the county so long as to believe life would be better in Bismarck.