Being Right Isn't Everything...

Posted on May 18, 2013 by Richard Hoptroff

17 May 2013, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

OK, so I've been gloating about making the most accurate portable timepiece in the world.  But sometimes that misses the point.

My mother-in-law always sets her clocks and watches fifteen minutes fast.  She explained that it ensured that she was never late.  "But surely," I asked, "you get used to it being fifteen minutes fast, and so you don't fall for your own trick?"

"For a few moments you don't realize, and then when you remember, what a great relief!" she said.  "It's like when you lose your passport.  When you find it again, you're much happier than if you'd never lost it at all..."


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