Speed reading really comes in handy once you realize reading isn’t fun and you should get it over with as soon as possible. Sure, there are people who would say they really enjoy reading the New Yorker while curled up next to a stoked fire. But I don’t buy it.
She had taken 1 ½ Oxycontins an hour earlier, and for a person her size—she was barely 5 feet all—and the fact she was probably lying about how many she had actually taken, I was surprised she could even stand. No wonder she wanted to work from her car. I told her she should just call it a day, but she started freaking out about her observation, about how she was going to fail and how I had to keep it a secret.