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Ingrid Gregor | DESY | Germany

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Fraturday

Once I read about a book called Framstag, which is the combination of Friday and Saturday in German. The book is about a guy finding out that the rich people can earn an additional day by saving time while working, e.g. by doing something very efficient or by delegating the task. It seems that this book is very funny, but unfortunately I cannot get it anymore. But the thought of an additional day per week is appealing.
Imagine you can collect points, similar like air miles, if you work a lot. And when you reached a certain amount of points, you get this additional day, the Fraturday. If you followed the quantum diaries for some time, you probably realized by now, that particle physicists have the tendency to work a lot, just because they like it. So most of them would collect quite a lot of this days and probably just work again. So it should be required that you do not work on this day but that you have to do something sensible. So not working, not just hanging around and not doing the laundry …
What would I do?
When being in Hamburg I would finally start to go to some of the nice museums, for example the ethnology museum sounds very interesting. Another museum high on my list of places to go is the BallinStadt. This museum is dedicated to the emigrants leaving Germany through the Hamburg harbour.
Or I would use that day to learn another language….. It seems that there is a real life out there 😉

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