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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

788. Four Minutes


My watch loses four minutes each day.  Notice I did not say my watch is four minutes slow or four minutes behind; no.  It physically loses four minutes. 
Each morning, I get in my car to go to work.  Each morning, I glance at the car clock (8:35) and then at my watch (8:31).  And then—this next part is important—I take my watch off and reset it to match the car clock. 

My watch, my car, and I repeat this little dance every morning.  It’s fun.  Not really. 
This has been going on for several months now. 

I am sure you are wondering how I know that the watch is slow and it is not that the clock in the car is fast.  I know this because the car clock matches every other clock in the world.  Plus it is a Toyota, and everyone knows those Japanese people are very precise.  I like Japanese people.  I think their entire culture could be summed up in one word:  Virgo. 
You know who else is Virgo?  Switzerland.  Yep. 

But I digress. 
My whole point is, where did those four minutes go?  When I was waiting in line at Starbucks and it seemed like a really long time, is that where the extra minutes went?  Or when I was on hold with the receptionist at the doctor’s office when I called:  did the four minutes go there? 

Where are my four minutes? 
MOV 

26 comments:

  1. It's obvious they are hanging out with the 2 mins my phone at work loses & the 3 or 5 a week my VCR uses. YES I said VCR.

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    1. I *knew* it was a conspiracy!!!

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  2. Maybe you need a new battery to get your 4 minutes back--usually that's the first symptom (at least with my watch!

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    1. battery? that would be the logical step, right?

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  3. I hope your watch isn't a Swiss watch as a lot of the good ones are. Then you would have a precise Japanese car at odds with great Swiss Virgo watchmakers.

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    1. it is a Timex. Takes a lickin', and keeps on ... losing my four minutes!

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  4. Maybe you should think of buying a Japanese watch? A Seiko maybe?

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  5. MOV, you need to pop the back off of that watch and adjust the little doohickey that makes it go faster or slower. I know, make it go faster, there's a hint. Change the battery while you're at it, your watch is taking advantage of your sense of humor, and you don't even speak Japanese or Swiss. If you start getting all that time back, what'cha gonna do with it? ":))

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    1. Can I stockpile my minutes? Like when I am eating ice cream and it is melting too fast, can I have some of that time back?

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  6. They are hanging out with the four hours that I feel like I lose every day.

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    1. (would those be the hours you are at work, by any chance?)

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  7. I stole your minutes. hahahahahahahahahaha

    Love,
    Lola

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  8. Maybe they are being saved for the mad rush of the holidays at the end of the year.....everyone could use a bit extra then don't ya think?
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. Oh, Joanne, if only it was 4 minutes I needed at the holidays. More like 4 days. ha!

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  9. Might I suggest getting a new watch. When and if you do get a new watch, please, hand me your old one. I think it may be possessed and it is my responsibility to hand that thing over to the Pope.

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    1. Nellie, you may have my old watch. And tell the Pope I need my passport back and it is not very nice to ban people from an entire country just based on one bad joke. Tell him MOV told you to say that. He'll know who I am.

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  10. Ah, one of the great questions of the universe. The time-space continuum continues to baffle and annoy.

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  11. That would drive me nuts...and I am totally not a Virgo :) The watch would have to go
    http://mommypluscoffee.blogspot.com/2012/06/parenting-differences.html

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    1. No worries. Nellie (above) has offered to give my watch to the Pope. Word is, he likes to make people wait.

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  12. YES! Thank you for this post. While I don't do the whole watch resetting thing like you do, my watch somehow loses time too. When I set my car clock for daylight savings time, I use my already reset watch. Days later I notice that the times are now a couple of minutes apart. Then weeks later I notice that there's a bit more of a gap between the times. In fact (and I'm not kidding), I noticed THIS MORNING that the gap had gotten a bit bigger. How in the heck is his happening?

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    1. Do you have a black Toyota Highlander and an old Timex that used to glow in the dark but has given up on that function too?! We are living parallel lives, Missy!

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  13. When I arrive at work late, as I do every morning, I pick which clock I'm going to look at to work out just how late. The nice clock on the plasma screen TV lets me off and usually just says I am 8 minutes late. The stern and matronly clock near the office door tells me it's nearer to 15. Gah. I think it's me losing the time rather than any of the clocks :-)

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    1. Aha, I think this is my new favorite strategy!!!

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