Multi-verse problems

I was walking into the office this morning (Tuesday) and said something to the guy beside me about “Man, is it Friday yet?”  He laughed and replied that it was Friday somewhere. I thought about it for a moment, then replied “No, actually it’s not…” (I was thinking about our time zones around the world.) He said “Multi-verse…”

Now, for those in the dark about what a multi-verse is, go find your  nearest comic book geek or physics geek and ask them. The short version is that there are multiple universes where there could conceivably be another you, only they are the President, or a king, or a mastermind criminal, or …

Well, you get the idea. If this is the case, then it’s possible that in at least ONE of these universes, it already is Friday…or maybe…just maybe…it’s ALWAYS Friday there.

Now, here’s the conundrum…

What if there were such a place? It would be heaven on Earth, right? Friday every single day.  Party time. Excellent.

Maybe…maybe not.

For the type A personality who actually likes his job, has things to do and actually wants to do them. Friday has to suck, if it were Friday everyday. You basically get nothing done on Friday, because you are looking forward to the weekend, or the evening’s festivities or whatever. That’ s gotta kill our worker bee. That attitude means that he never gets any real work done. No satisfaction in the job whatsoever.

This is similar to when some people retire, and they don’t really have any hobbies to speak of. They wind up going back to work, just to have something to do. (Me, I’m gonna be a Walmart greeter  …”Hi, welcome to Walmart. Get your shit and get out. Have a great day!”)

A universe of just Friday’s sounds great, on the surface. But I think the old chestnut of “Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it.” applies here.

Life sentences

So I’m watching this documentary about a crime and one of the people convicted got sentence to Life plus 40 years.

Now, here’s my thought: what happens if you get sentenced to something like that, but you’re a Highlander or a Vampire?

You’re basically immortal and never die. What happens if someone shanks you in prison and the doctor in prison pronounces you officially dead. At this point, do you stop serving the life sentence and then  start serving the forty years?

Or are you basically screwed and going to stay there far, far longer than  anyone expects you to? (Since they expect you to die at some point while you’re in there…)

And, here’s another thought…

Once the prison system realizes what you are, do they call it even at some point, since you will continually cost them money?

Just wondering…