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5:39pm on Monday, 31st December, 2012:

Serial or Parallel


My father-in-law has come to stay to see in the New Year, as he was at my wife's brother's over Christmas.

Here, on Christmas morning, we all open our presents together, in parallel. We're done in 20 minutes. My brother-in-law's family, however, take it in turns and open them rounf-robin fashion, serially. It takes them 2 hours to get through them all.

That's a frightening degree of self-discipline they have there...

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