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Monday, March 11, 2013

BE HONEST NOW

Question Of The Week 03-11-13



If you are sitting in front of your computer and you want to know what time it is, do you look up for a clock or look at your watch before you realize the correct time is on your computer as well at the date?

I did the the other day and laughed when I realized there as a clock on my computer.  Then our home health care worker did the same thing the same day with her computer sitting on her lap.  I realized we may not be alone.

30 comments:

  1. I always look at my computer's clock first (at least at work). I never wear a watch anymore!(Rob)

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  2. When I am at work I look at the computer and when I am at home I look at the clock on the wall. Now I'm looking for the date on my computer and I don't see it.

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  3. I don't wear a watch and I tend to check the computer for time (if I'm on it) because it's right there under my very nose! :)

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  4. I ask somebody. My family gets annoyed sometimes but it's a hard habit to break. :)

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  5. I am most predictable in that I usually look at the PC screen. Have done that for years at work before I retired, so it is a habit.

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  6. Rob and Monica -- I only wear a watch for fashion and don't care if it works or not. I do look for a clock in the room and almost never remember to look at my pc for the time. Guess I shouldn't tell that. Also if I am away from home I will look for a clock before I will remember to check my cell phone.

    Jeanie -- The date on my computer is right under the time. I worked on a computer in the office and even then I looked for a clock on the wall.

    Talon -- Are you rubbing in the fact that it is right there under MY nose?? Surely not.

    Changes in the Wind -- Awe, so we are alike after all:)

    Ileana -- Yes, I do that too. If someone else is in the room, I will ask. What is that about?

    Tabor -- I should have developed that same habit but never did. Wonder why?

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  7. I think we have a clock in nearly every room of our house. I'm ruled by time, as I'm the taxi driver in our home. So I tend to look at the clock on my computer, and the one on the wall, and my watch. Often they all vary by a few minutes too. :D

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  8. I look at the computer - I never wear a watch anymore.

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  9. The time on my computer is the only one in the house I can rely on so I consult it frequently.

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  10. I always look at the wall clock because it's much bigger. I guess I like looking at the analog time. Maybe it's because I spent so much time teaching how to read a clock to my first graders.

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  11. I cheat- I have my day n time pop up first thing when the pc comes on lol.. in fact I have it set to say
    " welcome"

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  12. Almost always look at the clock, even when I'm wearing a watch. The clock on my computer was 20 minutes off for so long that I stopped trusting it.

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  13. I always look at the clock. Habit. At one point I had five clocks in my room, and now I don't wear a watch because I realized I was obsessing. So now there are only three clocks in my room, plus the two on our phones ;)

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  14. I do look at the computer - but I gotta tell you this - I do a lot of other silly things! sandie

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  15. I used to check the wall clock, but now I remember to look on the computer screen. Took me a long, long time.

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  16. Have to admit I look at my computer first then my cell phone.
    Ralph

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  17. Just steal a glance will do otherwise, two of my colleauge will 'automatically' walk out to the canteen to buy lunch 10 minutes before 12 pm hahahah....

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  18. Computer is first, n accurate. The wall is 15 minutes ahead to get me to work on time. The phone is charging in the other room unless I go somewhere, then I'll check it. I use it to set the microwave clock, also accurate, but keeps going out in power failures lately.

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  19. I'm a stickler for time. How else can you be consistently 5 minutes late your whole life if you don't know what time it is?
    At the computer I use that clock. On the road, the clock on the radio, and elsewhere I use my cell phone.
    I always where a watch though seldom look at it. I just like the way it cuts that ditch all the way around my wrist.

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  20. At work I look at the camera monitors for the time, or the clock in the lobby (which is right outside my desk window). At home I usually look at my cellphone or the cable box on the TV. We have no other clocks right now at the new house, besides my alarm clock.I also check the clock in the truck when we are travelling. I haven't worn a watch in years.

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  21. LL Cool Joe -- I can relate to that. We don't have children to drive around, but we have to constantly watch to make sure we can get to our next doctor's appointment on time.

    Lynn -- Looks like you have joined the 21st Century.

    Pat -- The computer time is fairly accurate but I know I can always get the correct time on the cell phone.

    Kay --I think I'm with you on looking at the wall clock. Somehow, to me, that is the way to tell time. Perhaps my first grade teacher drilled that into me:)

    Sonny -- Well aren't you clever. Does it say "Welcome Sonny" or would any of us feel welcome on your pc?

    Kerry -- You know I think that may have happened to me also. I do remember one of my first laptops throwing me off on the computer time.

    Riot Kitty -- Five clocks!!!!! Why would you think you were obsessing? LOL

    Chatty Crone -- Oh surely you don't do anything silly...except everything.

    kenju -- I am trying to change my ways and it will take me a long time too.

    Ralph -- You are a man with the times.

    Shionge -- That is so funny. I can remember watching creatures of habit in the workplace and knowing the time by their set patterns.

    Snaggle Tooth -- We can depend most on cell phones and computers if the power goes off...unless they don't have a good charge. Them we can look at a battery operated wall clock or our watches, unless those batteries are dead and then we have to rely on the old sundial. LOL

    Cliff -- Now that is funny. I can remember seeing my dad take off his watch in the evening and have those tank tracks around his arm. Why do you guys wear those tight watch bands? Oh now I remember. For some reason they were loose at first and then began to shrink.

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  22. Bonnie -- But you never look at your computer clock...right? Hope you are loving your farm house. We love ours.

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  23. I have turned my neck ans sometimes my whole body to look at the clock while using the computer. We even have a small desk clock on our desk. LOL I could be excused though. I am getting old!
    My daughter said that you need lots of hugs for having to wear painful shoes.

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  24. Normally I check the time on my cell phone :)Occasionally I do look at the computer clock.

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  25. Munir -- Oh yes, you described what I do to find the time exactly. I will twist my neck looking for a clock. Please tell you daughter I said thanks for her concern. It is wonderful to be retired and run around barefoot or in very comfortable shoes now.

    Ramakrishnan Ramanathan -- I too will look at my cell a lot finding it always to have the most reliable setting.

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  26. I look at the computer for not only the time but for the date as well.

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  27. unfortunately I sit at a desk all day.sigh! So I depend on the computer clock...tick tock☺ I love the blurb about yourself...not watching the news or politics anymore...I am SO there with you!

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  28. I'm at the opposite extreme. I can't stand sitting down at a computer that doesn't display the time for me. The default taskbar on our work network doesn't show the time. Every time I sit down at someone else's computer, even for two minutes, to fix a problem, I always enable the clock. How can they live without it?

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  29. cube -- I am working hard to change my habits and trying to remember the information that is right before my eyes.

    Pride in Photos -- Thank you for visiting me and commenting on this post. You would not know that I too sat in front of a computer before I retired in 2000. I didn't even learn the habit then and looked for a wall clock every time. Guess I'm an old dog refusing new tricks.

    Sparkling Red -- Oh dear, changing others computers to suit your style. Why am I not surprised? LOL The prerogative of the boss...right?

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