I know sometimes my behavior is odd, but I usually don’t care. I’ll even share some of my oddness with you.
In my living space, I have four ways to keep track of the time. I have a clock on the wall, an alarm clock next to my bed, my computer keeps the time too and I also have a watch. Oh, wait—I can also get the time from my cell phone. Make that five ways to keep track of time.
Several days ago when we had to “fall back,” I didn’t change the time on my wall clock or alarm clock. I kept them “spring forward.” I liked the idea of having two sets of time. Different moods—different times.
For example, when I got up in the morning and looked at my alarm clock and it said seven o’clock (spring time), it felt good to know it was actually six o’clock (fall time). I didn’t get up late at all. If anything, I got up a little early.
If I started to feel tired too early in the evening, I’d look at the time on my computer. If it said 8:30 pm (fall time), I would take comfort in the fact that the wall clock was saying 9:30 pm (spring time). I had the right to begin feeling a little sleepy.
I did this for over a week, then decided I was being a little too odd for too long and changed my wall clock and alarm clock to the correct time, but now, telling time is boring.
I have many friends in Seattle, Washington. I don’t think it would be too odd to change my wall clock—just one clock—to their time zone out there. That’s not being too odd, is it?