Impatient Clock

September 21, 2010


Remember that clock with the big numbers I bought a while back? Well, it turns out that it’s the worst clock ever. It gains approximately 2 minutes every 3 days. I reset it every few weeks, but it’s awful because not only am I waking up in the middle of the night to check the clock, now I also have to do math. Blech.

Knock knock. Who's there? Impatient clock. Impatient cl.. RING!

Speaking of things that keep me up at night, when Kathryn was here we were walking home and there is a house on the corner that had a cat in a trap. (The humane kind – not some bear trap.) The teenage girl who lives there was standing by it and said, “We have a lot of strays around here. My dad catches them and takes them out by his work where there are a lot of mice.” Yeah. That’s not haunting me at night.

I know that I can’t control other people – as much as I desperately want to – but tonight I snuck over and left a note on the cage that says, “What if I’m someone’s pet?”


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7 Responses to “Impatient Clock”

  1. Beth Said on:

    Thank you for sharing your haunting… dang it.

    Also, we had a clock like that. I threw it away. Sorry earth. Sorry Lauren.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Maybe that clock generates a spot of accelerated space-time. You should put a houseplant next to it and see if it grows abnormally fast. There’s probably a market out there for accelerated time.


    • deanne Said on:

      Accelerated time? I don’t think so… maybe time slowing down. Oh, that’s right, I’m old. My kids would probably pay for accelerated time. “I want my driver’s license!”


  3. Annette Said on:

    That cat trap makes me sad/mad. Thanks for sticking up for neighborhood cats. It would break my heart if my cat disappeared.


  4. Rae Said on:

    Doing math whilst looking at a clock happens to me. I intentionally have mine set 10 minutes ahead. Gracen has caught on to this and does the math to figure out the time in my room. Interestingly, he has gotten an “A” in math thus far. His calculations with 10’s are spot on.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Bigger is not always better!


  6. Peggy Said on:

    And I’m just sickened about the cats…sickened. The animal kingdom & I thank you for your thoughtful note!

    When I can’t sleep at night it’s usually because I’m hot…or because I have this playing in my head. Hehe…the ’80s.


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