— I felt like I only got 40 winks last night.
— You know “40 winks” is considered a good night’s sleep, right?
— Not by me, it isn’t. “40 winks” sounds like something I could do on the sofa during a commercial. I need a lot more winks than that to have a good night’s sleep.
— That’s odd; I always thought of “40 winks” as rather a lot. Like you’d only get that many if you were in a coma or something.
— That is odd.
— How many winks do you think should equal a good night’s sleep?
— 600? Who are you, Rip Van Winkle?
— 600 winks. Anything less and I’m groggy all morning.
— Far out. Me, I only need 12 winks to feel sharp.
— Why do they call them “winks,” anyway?
— That’s a good question. I don’t know. Maybe they called them “blinks” and then it transmogrified somehow.
— It’s possible.
— Even if they didn’t call them blinks, maybe we should.
— Well, maybe we could agree on how many blinks constituted a good night’s sleep. That way we’d be on the same page.
— Should we be on the same page? Is that something we should strive for?
— I don’t know; it’s hard to tell. I’m kind of tired.
— Why? How many winks did you get last night?