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Down the Drain with Jane
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008

Are “Clocks” really necessary? Time seems to be more important these days than family. There is a clock everywhere you look. Too, if you don’t see a clock, you’ll ask someone, “what’s the time.” Some clocks are digital and every time it storms, the first thing to start blinking is the clock. Which in turn seems to bother folks. A clock blinking is very disturbing to some. Seems I get a lot of calls that complain of “CLOCKS WERE BLINKING!”

I’m just tired, not retired, however when I do retire I want to have a week of no clocks! If it’s light outside after being dark, than it must be morning. Too, if it’s been light for a long time and then gets dark, then it’s night time! Doesn’t take a “Rocket Scientist” to figure this out. If you’re hungry, eat. If your tired or sleepy, sleep.

The dependency on clocks has gotten way out of hand. We spend more time trying to beat the clock than doing a job in due time. In every essence of the word “Time,” we waste it watching the clock! Oh, there are some that don’t do it as much as others. Z doesn’t care about time in the morning or the evening, but give him twelve o’clock noon and he’s ready to eat. That’s what is called a “built in clock!”

Then there is “Day Light Savings!” Actually, we’re not saving anything. At the rate most go, we’re mostly in the red when it comes to time. So, the only thing about “Day Light Savings” is that it causes us to fiddle with the digital clocks and try and get all reset. Sometimes this requires getting the paperwork out of that product and finding out how to reset them. Thus it should be called “Day Light Extension!”

So, to all us “Clock Watchers,” I offer my deepest sympathy! We really are a pitiful sight. We don’t know our kids phone numbers, but we can dial the “Time and Temperature” number in the dark!

P.S. Mason is a 150 years old. So, Happy Birthday Mason and many many more!

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