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Oh, the clue for 69 down was “pretentious jerk who thinks he’s above the band that people know better than him alone”? Kewl!
LOL! Even in non Mecca Muzak posts, I am capable of hitting your musical sore spots…
LMAO! I do like him and his work, I just hate how affected he is about his “art”. 🙂
I must confess to playing a5 minute mind game with myself on occasion. Weirdly, it works. Sometimes. 🙂 🙂
My Mom used to set hers way ahead… and probably still does. I never understood the reasoning behind it… then again, I’m also one of those people who doesn’t understand the point of the Snooze button…
It works because when we’re in a rush, we don’t stop to rationalize. We look at a clock, see the tune, and make kneejerk decisions, like getting our butts out of the house because we are running late. As for snooze buttons, i agree completely. A literal waste of time, and a huge source of frustration!
My cousin used to play “clock radio roulette”. Whenever she set the time, she’d get it in the general vicinity and stop. Every so often (over a period of weeks) she’d smack the minute key and advance it an unknown number of minutes. She said that if you know how fast it is then it defeats the purpose. When it got to be over an hour wrong, that round was over it was reset.
This was before cell phones so that clock was really the only way to know the time if you were still in bed. Which I guess is along the same lines as your argument here.
When my brother changes my truck battery and has to reset the clock, I always have to fix it aka add 7 minutes to it the next time I get in the car.
Apparently, “it’s not my fault that my clock had the correct time!” is not an acceptable excuse, no matter how many times I try it.
Incorrect clocks are one of the few things that actually do bother any OCD tendencies I have. Someone always tries to set the clock in the break room at Mecca at least 5 minutes ahead (Obviously a management type trying to get people off breaks early). I reset them correctly, only to see them back on Mecca Daylight Time the next night…
Ha! I’m so OCD it’s stupid and the only clocks in my house with the correct time are the electronic stuff that does it automatically (cell phone, satellite box, etc. so I don’t have a choice. What can I say? I like livin’ on the edge….
Generally I don’t even change them for the time change until the power goes out and I have to do it. The wall clocks that rely on batteries or pendulums? I figure they’re right (or thereabouts) half the year. Although they keep cheating the edges on that whole daylight savings thing, so pretty soon I’ll have check to see if Fanny Time has the majority of the year and, if not, change that.
At the same time, I can change all of the batteries and wind all of the pendulums that have stopped. I might have more non-working than working clocks. But hey, even those are correct twice a day….
Shane is in solidarity with you on this one. He has a “thing” about clocks being the “right” time and gets irritated if they are tampered with. In his words changing the time “is just silly” . 😀
Love the RD slippers.
I wish our government considered this lesson as well and realized how stupid Daylight Savings Time is. But I figure eventually, we’ll just be an hour ahead all year round…
RD slippers are warm, colorful and toasty! Plus, they’re good for spearing things with your feet… 😀
I used to do that… 15 minutes ahead…
I’m surprised with all of the time manipulation, we haven’t ripped a hole in the space/time continuum yet!
The clock in my minivan was fast, and the wife fixed it without telling me. Really messed with my mind.
I often wonder why vehicle clocks are almost universally difficult to set. Most people seem to just get used to the messed up time rather than bother figuring out how to fix it…
I’ve had two Hondas and they both seem to run fast. My CR-V kept speeding up to the point where it was 15 minutes fast.
This may prove or disprove Einstein’s theory of relativity. I’m not sure, or smart enough to know, which….
I must have Rainbow Donkey slippers of my very own. I simply MUST.
Guess you’ll have to go out and hunt yourself a couple of rainbow unicorns! I think you can find a few along Route 66…
I would be so mad if MY twenty minutes fast bedroom clock radio got reset to the correct time, even though I haven’t used the alarm for over three months because I don’t work anymore. It’s just wrong to mess with someone else’s idiosyncracies. But it does make for an awesome comic. 😄
Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody even care?
If so, I can’t imagine why. We’ve all got time enough to cry.
A head full of song lyrics is a blessing and a curse. 😄
I NEED A PAIR OF RD SLIPPERS OMG ❤
Sure! I’ll have them sent to “R.H.!” 😉
Hubby & I had a similar argument over a clock lately. I knew the clock on the piano was fast and just fit it into my morning routine…thankfully we just squeaked it getting to school on time…
It fascinates me how we seem to all keep track of time differently. I have one clock in my house that’s about two minutes fast, and that bothers me!
My internal clock (and my bladder) are all I need.
I’ve found bladders are great clocks… but they tend to run fast as they get older…
That so funny. Garry used to set all the clocks to 10 minutes early because it was a psychological thing. But eventually, since he really knew it wasn’t the right time, he slowed down and “ate” the time. One day, I just got aggravated by the “clock game” and set all the clocks to the same time, give or take a minute or two. And now … it doesn’t matter because we don’t live by the clock. Eventually, all problems get solved. One way or another.
And that’s what I don’t get about the “clock game”… if you really know what time it is anyway, what’s the point? I could so go for that not living by the clock thing…. that was one of the best things about having that week off after Christmas, I didn’t know or really care what time it was all week!
In the beginning, it had a “hurry up” psychological effect … but that didn’t last long. After that, it was “Oh, that clock is fast anyway,” so there was no point at all except to confuse strangers.
Haha! I did the same thing back in the day. 🙂
Really? How do you manipulate a sundial? 😉
The only thing that wakes my dotty is my voice in the morning 😉 phone alarms are too soothing for her. I must confess, I get mad, if someone tampers with the correct time. And I hate this Daylight Saving Time. It really messes the body clock 😦
I need a screeching alarm… I think if more people used screeching, prognosticator of doom awful sounding alarms, there’d be a lot less hitting of the snooze button as well! And DST totally sucks! I’d love to see if eliminated (Plus, it’d be cool to see a sunrise at 4 AM)…
I think I keep my alarm clock fast as well, but not so as I think I’m getting up later, but to try to get me up on time (especially on mornings when I have to unlock).
However, I now want Rainbow Donkey character slippers.
I wish I could make a variety of RD themed items… I may need to teach my cats to knit.
I wouldn’t try to teach the cats to knit. They’d never finish anything. You know what cats are like. Too easily distracted!
I just hit the snooze button over and over, then finally drag myself out of bed with the misplaced optimism that I can still dress, groom, prepare and eat breakfast, then make it to work within the 20-minute time slot that my oversleeping has provided.
Rinse and repeat (work) daily.
You would have to pry me out of bed with a crowbar when I don’t have to be anywhere and can sleep as late as I want. But if I gotta set the alarm… I just don’t see the point if one’s just going to hammer snooze repeatedly. To each their own…