What about combining laundry with showering? Simply remain in your clothes and climb into the machine. Likewise, eat-cook, wherein one consumes raw ingredients while leaning against a hot radiator. And a perennial favorite: road-prep. This is where one pre-attaches tubes into one's veins and arteries, uses a Sharpie to scrawl one's blood group on one's forehead (along with the names of any medications in one's system), hooks up an intravenous drip to the handy coat-hanger-hook above the doorframe, and pre-wraps various surgical bandages around vulnerable parts of the body. Now text-and-drive can be combined with paramedic intervention to shave precious minutes off one's ER time.

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