"They needed to separate the zones. Mandatory
boundaries. Ones to Threes got Canada (because there were a lot of
us and we needed the space). Fours to Sixes got the US. The fewer
numbered Sevens to Tens got the sultry, tropical beauty of Mexico.
If they separated us" OMG :D the funniest idea I've ever read
Where do you get these genius ideas?
Weirdly enough, I don't actually get them. Or, at least, it doesn't feel like that.
When I write, my characters take over my brain. There are even MANY times when I'll read something I wrote and I'll think, "Really, that came from my fingertips? How!?!?"
So as odd as it sounds and as delighted as I am that you got a giggle out of this, part of me feels I can't take credit.