one million minutes will pass soon enough

‘How long does it take to get to the sun?’ Jenna asked, catching me off guard with the question. The workday had ended, but we were stuck in the office because a book I was supposed to approve for printing had run into a snag, and Jenna always went home later than almost everyone because she had to wait for her fiancé to pick her up. 

I gave the only answer I had off the top of my head. ‘Around eight minutes at the speed of light, but I kind of doubt that’s what you wanted to know.’ 

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