Thursday, July 09, 2009

Only Time Will Tell Unless It's Fake

B, upon arriving home from work at 10:40 am one Saturday, asked:

B: What time did you get up today?
Me: I don't know. Maybe a mere half hour ago.
B: A half hour ago, huh. Are you sure?
Me: Yes, because the fake clock* said 10:20 a.m.
B: Ah ha! So you really got up 20 minutes ago!
Me: Um, no. A half hour ago. Just because the fake clock is ten minutes off, it doesn't mean that time moves any different.
B: [silence]
Me: Are you following me?
B: No.
Me: When the fake clock says 10:50 right now, it is really 10:40. So when I got up at 10:20 fake clock time, it was really 10:10 - a half hour ago.
B: Fake clock schmake clock.

...and B for the win! Really, how can you argue with a rhyme involving made up words?

*fake clock refers to our bedroom alarm clock that we set 10 minutes fast. Really, it is fake time not a fake clock.

6 important things being said:

Andhari said...

I love making words up. And we set our clock in the living room that way, even 15 minutes faster. To battle my laziness in the morning :p

*~Dani~* said...

Andhari - I was just reading your post about battling laziness and early rising. I left a comment!

Living Dees Life said...

we do the same thing, all clocks are fast so we're never late :)

Debbie said...

I've never been successful with the "fake clock" arrangement. I get frustrated, change it back, and continue to be late.

Jennifer said...

I am a fan of fake time. Sometimes I get confused though and can never remember the real time.

*~Dani~* said...

Blaez - how is that I still manage to be late?

Debbie - see above. Except I dont change it. Grrr

Jenny - it must run in the family as it was B's idea. And he also gets confused. You are definitely related!

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