Ben: After my breakup with Suzy, I just couldn't fall asleep anymore. The more I tried to sleep, the less tired I felt. I was wide awake. I tried everything. I'd just become immune to sleep. I suddenly found I had eight extra hours. My life had been extended by a third. I wanted time to pass quickly, but instead I was forced to witness the passing of every second of every hour. I wanted the hurt I felt to go away. But in some cruel trick of events, I now had even more time on my hands. More time to think about Suzy.
TV: Would you mind getting out? Just checking that wheel?
Ben: I took the bus with no real place to go. I watched the landscape slowly change as it clung to the last hours of sunlight, before leaving me to get another sleepless night. I started to read all the books I wished I'd had time to read. With the extra hours, I even had time to reread my favorite ones. But she was never far from my mind.
Sharon: Two pounds 75, please.
Ben: Ah, how much is it without these two?
Sharon: One pound 70.
Ben: It was getting obvious that I needed to trade some of my time.
Mr. Jenkins: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Mmm, mmm, mmm. It all looks fantastic, man. I think you'll fit in very well here. It's a great feeling inside, Ben. It's marvelous. We hope you've enjoyed reading about what it's like to be part of Sainsbury's and listening. I know, I've been through this with you. There's so many opportunities, Ben. It's a life thing. (Voice fading)
Ben: I could feel a faint shift in a faraway place. A current of unknown consequences was on its way moving towards me like an unstoppable wave of fate.
Mr. Jenkins: T-e-a-m-w-o-r-k. Work. Teamwork, Ben. Welcome aboard.
Ben: And so I started working the night shift at Sainsbury's. During the hours most normal people are sleeping, I'm busy trading my time. I give them my extra eight hours, and they give me money. Cash back.