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2000\09\13@064418 by Simon Nield

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Harold M Hallikainen wrote:
>introduced because my wife always sets some of the clocks (I never know
>which ones) 5 to 10 minutes ahead?

My girlfriend does this too... I thought I was the only one to suffer this. I share your pain.

Simon

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2000\09\15@021130 by Mark Willis

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Simon Nield wrote:
> Harold M Hallikainen wrote:
> >introduced because my wife always sets some of the clocks (I never know
> >which ones) 5 to 10 minutes ahead?
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> My girlfriend does this too... I thought I was the only one to suffer this. I share your pain.
>
> Simon

It's rough when people edit reality!

I'll share what I suggested to Harold, then.  I had a GF that did this
(among other bad habits we won't get into <G>)  She was not a good
problem solver (more a problem creator) - I ended up having to think out
and present solutions to her (Not my normal style, but what works,
works.)

I gave her a page of big Red paper Dots.  Told her, any clock she put a
dot on, she was free to do with as she wanted - All others were MY
domain.  (We put the dots over the center axels, it's the concept that
matters, not the implementation <G>)

We figured a reasonable limit on how many dots she was allowed to use
(we negotiated as needed, ended uphaving to buy a couple more clocks,
big deal.)

After that point, I honored the "agreement", both parts of it (I ignored
'her' clocks and made sure mine were set by WWVB / WWV perioducally.)
Worked pretty well after a week or two;  Took to wearing my watch for a
while there.  There're times to be 'ruthless' and 'merciless', I s'pose
<G>

It improved the situation a lot...

 Mark, "Time tyrant from Hell"  <G>

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2000\09\15@113324 by Bob Blick

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> Simon Nield wrote:
> > Harold M Hallikainen wrote:
> > >introduced because my wife always sets some of the clocks (I never know
> > >which ones) 5 to 10 minutes ahead?
> >
> > My girlfriend does this too... I thought I was the only one to suffer this. I share your pain.
> >
> > Simon

I have a (MALE) colleague who has his watch set 5 or 10 minutes ahead, and
also does not set it for daylight savings time, so 6 months of the year
it's 50 minutes BEHIND! He says it's not because the watch is hard to set,
just that he "likes it that way".

Cheers,

Bob

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2000\09\15@114532 by M. Adam Davis

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I generally allow my watch to drift ahead by itself.  About twice a year I set
it back to the correct time (according to NIST time servers).  By that time it
is about 3-4 minutes ahead.  Not too bad.  All my computer clocks are spot on,
but my bedside clock is about 14 minutes ahead.  All you people might be able to
get up the instant your alarm goes off, but I'm not that disciplined in that
respect...

-Adam

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2000\09\15@115409 by M. Adam Davis

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Of course, being an engineer, I know how far ahead my watch is (to 1/2 minute)
and when others ask the time I actually give them the correct time...

Right now it's not an issue, as I've left my watch at home, and even if I were
to look at it, given the speed of light (and my current distance from home) it
would appear further behind than it actually is.

-Adam

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