“Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time.” James Cash Penney
If there’s such a thing as a disease that causes clocks and watches to stop, I’ve got it. My family will all testify to this fact.
I began noticing the strange phenomena as a newlywed. My mother-in-law gave me a lovely golden watch that had been in the family for years. It promptly stopped within my first week of wearing it. Before that time, I hadn’t worn watches often. I slowly began to understand why.
After buying and replacing batteries in a series of watches, I found each one to have some sort of problem which caused it to stop working in a short time.
On a recent trip to the States, my husband picked up a cheap watch and said, “Would you like it? It’s not expensive.”
I picked it up and examined it only to notice it didn’t seem to be working. “Is it working?” I asked.
“Not now,” he responded.
On occasions, I’ve had an opportunity to give standardized tests through an institution. My worry came when I knew I’d be in need of some sort of watch. What did I do? I put about six different types of time devices in my bag and tried not to touch them until test time. Those countdown timers actually work best for me. I don’t need to hold them long.
You might find this a strange and unbelievable post, but I’m just telling you how it happens with me. Do I have a magnetic field wrapped around me that warps time? I’m not sure, but something’s up.
Without a watch, I have to train myself a little differently. I wake up early so I don’t need to worry about being late. I memorize where all of the clocks are in my daily path. When I walk from place to place, I keep an eye on the clocks as I walk around. If I’m shopping, I check the sales slip which usually indicates the date and the time. I ask people throughout the day, “Excuse me, would you please tell me the time?”
I keep a watch in my drawer in case of an emergency, and hopefully, it’s still working. This helps if I need a watch for a day.
Now I’m wondering. Do you know of anyone with such problems? I was amused to watch a story about a person whose hand had a mind of its own. At least I don’t hurt anyone with my problem.
What kind of odd diseases or phenomena do you have to share?