Wow! I lost five minutes of my life and I'll never get them back!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Clock in Senoia GeorgiaI have had the feeling all week that I had lost something. I couldn't quite put my finger on it but there was this nagging undercurrent of deprivation that permeated my psyche.

And then this morning, the disturbance in my force became apparent. I was running a little late with my morning post, which I normally try to publish at 8:00 EDST. The clock on my computer said that I had five minutes left to do so.

And then in the background, I heard that little pinging chiming sound that alerts viewers that Sportscenter on ESPN is restarting.

What??? Sportscenter recycles on the hour or the half hour. Not five minutes before the hour. I looked at the kitchen clock and it said 8:01 A.M.

Then the horror of the reality of the situation hit me. Could my computer's clock be off by five minutes? It didn't seem possible, as the clock is set to automatically synchronize with the Windows time server.

I opened up the clock adjustment and manually synchronized the clock. Amazingly, five minutes disappeared as I lurched ahead into the future. Five minutes, gone forever, and they will never to be recovered.

1990 Mazda MiataI have my theories. I have been driving pretty fast lately, and I usually have my laptop with me, so I must assume that the computer's clock was affected by time-velocity relativity. The faster I traveled, the slower the clock on my computer moved relative to an outside observer.

So I need to do one of two things: I either need to check the clock on my computer more often, or I need to slow down when I drive.

Hey, how hard is it to check a clock every once in a while?

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Richard,

I agree with Gary. If 5 minutes bothers you, try my schedule. What's with the computer clocks? Is this a gag? I've never had that happen.

May 09, 2009 01:59 PM
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John Walters
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I think Einstein said in his theory of relativity you move forward in time.  I guess you weren't driving fast enough.  I think you move forward. don't really remember.

May 09, 2009 03:11 PM
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Tony Orefice
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Hi Richard,

I agree with you...how hard is it to check a clock?

I loves me some fast driving too!

May 09, 2009 06:39 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
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I think you were probably stuck in the space time continuum. It will be ok. You probably had your memory wiped, but lived a whole lifetime in that 5 minutes.

May 09, 2009 06:51 PM
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This is priceless!!

From time to time, I notice that certain TV shows are starting a minute or two early.  Or, are they??? 

I rely on the time showing on my computer, but for some strange reason, it has been known to be a minute or two slow.  Of course, I adjust the time, as you did, but it's disquieting, to say the least.

When I meet my maker, I'm going to present a bill for the time lost.  it's got to amount to at least 10-15 minutes by now.  I want to go back and enjoy those few minutes before becomming a statistic.

Shucks, every minute counts.

 

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