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Is knowing an accurate time important to you?

dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
edited 2. Nov 2016, 11:25 in Community Chit-chat archive
I confess that, to me, it isn't. The dashboard clock in Bea2 remained on 'winter time' throughout the summer which irritated Mr DD but didn't phase me one jot (mainly because I had no idea how to change it). Now I don't have to add an hour to the BB clock and it's not a problem.

When I was single every timepiece I owned was at least 20 minutes fast ( which to me was normal) but I had no idea that my paternal grandma did the same, when I discovered this many moons after she died and I found it rather comforting. My late Ma and Mr DD are incensed by my casual approach to time but why? What difference does it make if it's exactly 1pm or around 1pm? DD
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben


  • daffy2daffy2 Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sometimes it is sometimes it isn't. My telephone and car clocks haven't been changed yet as they both require instructions and patience, and are not a priority.
    When using my preferred car park in town yes it is important, to avoid wasting £55, and also when I'm using the local bus it's useful as their timekeeping is pretty good, but missing it when it's an hourly service is not good.
    I feel happier knowing that at least one of my timepieces is correct - not least I suspect because I can't check with anyone else if in doubt!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm with daffy. Sometimes.

    Catching a plane, keeping an appointment, getting to an 'event' of any sort, phoning the family in California - yes, I need to know the time.

    But I don't need it on every clock / watch. My new cooker is still on BST and may well remain that way.

    Now it's time for me to get in the bath :lol:
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,016 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My clocks are set early too DD :) Only 5 minutes though so I must take after your Pa's Ma :D

    I do it deliberately so the kids get a move on ;)

    My car's clock stays as it is unless it happens to have it's service at a convenient time :oops:

    Toni xxx
  • migmig Posts: 7,145
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Only for keeping appointments and catching buses other wise why worry.CHILL.
  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Often my wrist is a pain so I leave my watch off much to the consternation of madam, when I was little I always turned up at half past meal time, curiously I am always ten mins early for appointments! and besides the phone has the time on it.......

    :autumn-sun: like the new smilies. :D
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to do that, Airwave. Or swop it about from one wrist to the other.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,863
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Must admit I am a bit obsessed with time..wasn't when I was working, only since I retired..not a clue why..my OH used to put the clocks forward a few mins..and it drove me mad...maybe its OCD... :shock:
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