Say It Isn't So

Thursday, May 13, 2010



I was visiting over at Erik's site and read an interesting comment by one of his followers. It was about an MSer that the commenter had been socializing with who had the ability to render watches inoperable. This struck a chord with me. I have had that problem for twenty years or so. When I would tell people about how I don't wear a watch because I kill them, they'd look at me strangely. I do then explain that I don't drop them on the floor and jump up and down on them. No, I wear them and they just stop working. Takes about 2-3 weeks and they are rendered helpless. I am certain that most people, whom I have mentioned this to, silently think I'm a lunatic. They would never say that to my face of course, just in case I really am stark raving mad. Who knows what I might do. So consequently, I quit mentioning it. Whenever anyone is talking about watches though I just want to shout this fact out, quietly, in my head. It is not like I can rejuvenate the things either. Replacing the battery gets me another 2-3 weeks of time. It is not cost effective.

I have often felt that I am just sucking the life out of these watches. I have half a dozen or so hanging around in a little display case. Perhaps one day, if my descendants hang on to them long enough, they'll be able to recoup all the money I have spent in trying to make these watches work for me.

So I am stuck in the middle, between the north and south magnetic poles, sucking the life out of watches.