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.


At 4:25 PM, May 15, 2010, OpenID wonlife said...

i just stopped wearing a watch. just as they say you are never more than 6 feet away from a spider, you are never out of sight of a time-telling device. my wrist is much happier.

At 9:56 PM, May 15, 2010, Blogger mouse said...

Hahaha, so right you are. Still, I like to wear bangles, and/or other pretty things to look at. One of my defunct watches has a Mickey Mouse face. That's kind of sad:-(
I should probably give them away, rather than enlarge my time keeper crypt.

At 6:03 AM, May 28, 2010, Blogger Herrad said...

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At 7:30 AM, June 24, 2010, Blogger Pris said...

Do they still make the older wind up watches? Bet you couldn't suck the life out of one of those.:-)

At 7:15 AM, June 25, 2010, Anonymous Sloppy said...

I know someone that can make a computer go absolutely useless by using it. Several different computers. Sounds like watches are much the same with you.

At 10:39 AM, June 29, 2010, Blogger mouse said...

Pris, I haven't seen an old wind up in a long time. I have one that used to be my mother's, but it has never worked for me. I took it to a watch repair vendor and they could not make it work either. It's a beautiful watch so maybe I'll try an Ohio watch repairer. The world seems much older here than it did in southern California. Thanks for the idea!

At 10:41 AM, June 29, 2010, Blogger mouse said...

Sloppy, thank goodness I don't suck the life out of my computer. This is a valued part of my world. Timepieces can be found everywhere!


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