This morning, we had to stop at the store on our way to a meeting. I was keeping a close eye on the clock, as being on time was important. We left the house at ten after or so and headed to the store. It's five minutes from the house.
"What time is it?" I asked as I parked the car.
He checked his watch. "9:41," he answered.
"9:41?!" I couldn't imagine how I could have been so wrong about the time when we left the house. Now, I was in a big hurry!
"9:41. Are you sure?"
"Yes," he said, showing me his watch to emphasize the point. "The little hand is on the 9, see? And the big hand is just past the 4. It's 9:41."
Okay. I was relieved that it was only 9:21, and I thought maybe he was just teasing me, as he is wont to do. But I wasn't sure.
So, as we were leaving the store after finishing our shopping, I asked him again what time it was. He glanced at his watch.
"It's 9:82. See?" And he turned his wrist to show me the time. Yep. 9:42.
I think it might be time for a digital watch.