Just how long is a “jiffy,” anyway? Let’s quantify it. I can get the mail in a jiffy. How many jiffies would it take to buy milk? 3.5? I think 7 jiffies would have to be the max before you must admit that you also stopped for ice cream, right?
Fun fact: there is a unit of measurement called “jerk,” which is a measure of the rate of change in acceleration. It’s also a measurement of how many times you called me “dweeb” in middle school. This means that if I put Travis Bolson in a broken carnival ride, I could measure him on two quantitatively different scales of jerkiness.
I’m going to go scout some merry-go-rounds. You, on the other hand, have approximately 37 jiffies to turn one of these random word prompts into a great story.