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time and keeping track of it
time and keeping track of it
a couple of weeks ago the timex my sister got me when i still lived in FL started slowing down. the battery was dying. so i took it off and started wearing my diving watch. after a week my diving watch started having trouble. if i pressed the button on the front for the light it made the display go all wonky for a few minutes, then when it cleared, the time would behind by as many minutes as it had been screwy.
since i nearly never take my watch off this became a challenge. if i hit the button in my sleep i wouldn't realize it right away when i woke up and my sense of time would be off by a few minutes. you may think that i could just look at a clock and check but i keep all the clocks in my house fast by a random amount of time to throw me off and make me try to hurry so will leave for work earlier out of confusion. the only timepieces i have that are right are my computer and my cell phone
and since i take my car battery out every two or three days to charge it, i don't use my car clock.
this was going along ok as long as i remembered to reset the time on my watch each day.
then last night, i was in the elevator at work and looked at my watch. it proceeded to die. right then and there as i looked at it.
i need a watch battery for my timex. i suppose i could just go to walmart and get one but i've had a problem before with them changing a battery and my watch not being waterproof afterwards. so i'd rather not. i contemplated buying a cheap ass watch to hold me over for a bit but i spent that money on a full gas tank tonight to keep me from spending it on soda and smokes. i KNOW i'll need the gas the next two weeks.
so now i have my phone for time. this is mostly ok except that at work it is of course against the rules for me to have my cell phone on me. not like i pay attention to that, but i don't flaunt it.
i have sunday off but most watch and jewelry places here in the deep south will be closed.
and on my next day off after that, wednesday, i don't even want to leave the house.
besides my wrist feeling weird, my whole sense of time is off.
5/7/2006 1:22 am
Give it time. When you've worn a watch for ages then have to go without one, it seems like the end of the world, you'll continue to consult your bare wrist constantly throughout the day. Soon, however, you'll get used to it, you'll rely on your phone and ask strangers for the time in order to keep up to date.|
That's when it gets fucked up. Just as you've gotten used to the new routine, you'll aquire another watch. Now you'll continue to ask people for the time and they'll give you a blank look as they glance down at the shiny new watch on your wrist.
I' ve never broken a watch before. Haha
By the way. What the hell kind of car do you drive?