Time is Money

Proof, if anyone was interested, that a person working off an hour’s sleep is more critically aware than a person who is under heavy alcohol influence: I have just negotiated a deal to rent the lower floor of my house to my brother and his friends for the low low rate of €50, secured by the collateral of a current ATM card. I consider this a good deal for them because my usual rate for my time is a modest €20 per hour and I expect them to remain for at least 4 hours. I consider it a good deal for me because I ultimately have no recourse beyond whining to the parents on Sunday evening, the only possible effect of which is to slightly mar their next break with guilt in leaving me here with the hordes.