Thursday, October 18, 2007

Why was I late this morning? Um, the dog ate my homework?

I overslept a little this morning, but not enough to make a difference in my work ETA. So, I sat at my computer to check blogs and e-mails and such. At one point, I checked my watch, which I had set beside my computer the night before, and thought, “Hmmm, 6:35, still plenty of time. I must have looked at my bedside clock wrong."

When I got out of the shower, I sat at my makeup mirror checked my watch and thought, “7:35. Crap. Not much time. Shift it into high gear, sister.” I leave my house at 7:50 so that gave me 15 minutes to do hair and makeup which is possible if I initiate warp speed mode and take lots of shortcuts hair and makeup-wise.

Luckily, I remembered hearing on the news, while laying in bed hitting the snooze button, that there had been a pipeline explosion in Port Arthur. Not lucky that there was an explosion, but lucky that I decided to turn on the television which I don’t usually do in the morning. When I turned on the television, News Guy announced that it was 7:45.

“Odd, I thought. Those News Guys are usually accurate with the time. I wonder what’s wrong with his clock.”

Five minutes later, he announced that it was 7:51. How could it possibly be 7:51 when my watch…STILL says 7:35?! My watch had stopped at 2:35. All morning, I had only been looking at the big hand on my watch.

So, I need a new watch. Are digital watches still cool?


Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I once wore my watch upside down. Maybe I shouldn't admit that ;-)

And speaking of watches, I tried to get my watch battery replaced in London and was told time and time again it would take 2-4 weeks and cost $50-60!

Laurie said...

Oh, my! You know what's funny about that? The first thing I did when I was trying to figure out what the problem was, was to turn my watch upside down, then back rightside up. Looking at the little hand still hadn't occurred to me. Maybe I shouldn't admit THAT.

I've had this watch a while and only paid $15 for it so I'm just going to buy a new one. It's not worth the hassle of trying to find someone to replace the battery.

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

At least it wasn't on a "law firm Friday" that you were late. :)

I wouldn't go digital. Of course I'm not one to talk... I never wear a watch. Since I always have my cell phone, I look at it when I need to know what time it is.

Lorna said...

I haven't worn a watch since I got a tattoo on my wrist 5 years ago, and I've never been late for anything that didn't involve Dave. Of course I sometimes think it's two stars after 12.

Laurie said...

Jen - I'll see how long I can go without one but I've always worn one.

Lorna - Ah, that's cute!

Adela said...

Actually, I've seen some new digital watches recently. They look exactly like they did in 1982. Must be a retro fashion thing.

Laurie said...

Adela - I haven't seen those, yet.