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Public Service Announcement time.

I used to have a friend who loved clocks, had them everywhere in her house, vintage ones, different colors, they were cool. None of them worked or were set to the right time. Drove me absolutely up the freaking wall. I'm a person who likes to know what time it is, all the time. I'd look up and see these clocks calling to me "I will tell you the time! I'm a clock!" except JUST KIDDING, they were there for pretty factor, the time was all wrong. it was awful.

so then I see on pinterest that people will set a clock to stick on one time FOREVER so they'll remember some special time, like when their kids were born... whyyyyy would you do this?



the inspirational quotes above them don't make it any better people. you're still putting clocks on your wall with misleading times. it burns us.

Yes, I do remember what time my kids were born... Josie was like 6-ish, Olive was 1 or 2 in the morning. Times when normal people would rather be sleeping, that's for sure. Why I went into labor right at bedtime I don't know, nature trying to screw with me and my OB I guess. I don't need a reminder of it. Nor do I need the reminder that their 1-month pictures are way cuter than their newborn ones. But I digress... please think of people like me who are time-obsessed and need accurate information, or who look at gages all day and think they're important. Don't stop your clocks. Let them function. Please.

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browngirl
Mar. 20th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh dear God. This is really a thing? Not an early April Fool's Day post?
smittenbyu
Mar. 20th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hubby's aunt has clocks everywhere… she likes them and the quirkier they are the better but they all work!

Remembering the exact time of birth is very important for Hindus as it determines your astrological stuff and used in drawing up various charts! My in-laws found it so sacrilegious that my parents didn't remember my exact time of birth!! How could they then draw out accurate charts to see if hubby and I match?! I found this amusing as most of my grandparent generations didn't even know their birthdate. But they would know their star sign and the particular moon phase at birth! :)
astrogeek01
Mar. 20th, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's also apparently only for people who have THREE things to remember! LOL
erinmdmd
Mar. 20th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
This is what happens when you have too much wall space. Small urban house- I use our wall space for books and a handful of pictures, not broken clocks!
sandokai
Mar. 21st, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
Those clocks kind of creep me out...
aryanhwy
Mar. 22nd, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
I remember that Gwen was born at 13:11, because if we'd managed to pull it off two hours earlier, she would've been 11.11.11 at 11:11. As it is, I'll just use American style time and go with 11.11.11 at 1:11, which is pretty darned cool.
jume
Mar. 24th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
they read as markers of deaths, not births, at first.

As for me, there's the clock in the kitchen on the stove, the clock in my car (kept 5 minutes fast to keep me on my toes), and the clocks behind my desk at work. There's three of them, set to different timezones (eastern, central, and pacific.. sorry mountain time). Two of them need new batteries, and none of them were updated for DST. Grr.

Edited at 2014-03-24 03:38 am (UTC)
asher63
Feb. 19th, 2015 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh God this would drive me nuts.
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