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December 16, 2008
DOING TIME

He was serving a prison sentence for robbery. One year. 366 days. (It was 2008.)

Whenever he'd wake up he'd scratch a mark on the wall. He'd seen a movie showing how to do this: IIII then a / through the four.

Time passed, and the marks accumulated.

361.
362.
363.
364.
365.
366.

Whereupon he gathered up his things and got the attention of the screw.

"Let me out, I'm finished."

The screw said, "You're only halfway through, chump."

"But I got 366 marks on the wall...."

That's when he realized his error.

Those goddamn daily naps!