Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Injustice is Only a Few Ticks Away

I can't believe there is so much injustice in the world. Maybe that's why Humor Bloggers Dot Com has declared this month to make fun of injustice in any way we possibly can. That's why I'm back to do my part and no, today's topic is not about those blood-sucking mini-vampires that attack warm, moist, hairy bodies in the summer time.

Hum...It was warm here last week.

Excuse me while I go do a body check.

OK. All clear. Back to the post.

I'm referring to my poor neglected timepiece. That's right. My watch. I used to wear Miss Minnie all the time but since she stopped ticking and only shows the correct time twice a day, I stopped wearing. I haven't missed her much. Around the house I use my oven clock or the computer clock or even the clock on one of several telephones.

In a geek perfect world, all the house clocks would be synchronized. But they're not. Not even close. I think we have one thermostat clock that is about 20 minutes off. Note to self: FIX THAT TODAY.

In the car, there's a clock. At the gym, clocks, clocks everywhere, and, no, none of them are reporting the same time.

That reminds me of a group activity that we did as part of a beginning fitness instructor training class. We had to draw a picture of the perfect instructor. Everyone always drew her/him wearing a watch because we all knew that good instructors wore watches to make sure they accurately start and end class. This is in the old days before you could say "What time is it?" and a handheld device would answer you back.

ReformingGeek yawns in memory of that particular training class.

What else did we draw on that poor model? I'm glad you asked. We drew the hair pulled back out of the face and the model was wearing appropriate clothing and shoes. (Sorry guys, no boobs popping out.)

I'll take a guess at what some of you guys would draw on a female instructor model: Revealing clothing and..... Forget that. She would be nude with big boobs and voluptuous curves. The ladies would show the guy model with six-pack abs and striking a sexy pose, right?

I cheated and substituted the following photo for my instructor model:

I was pulled aside for a little chat. Sigh. I had to conform. Now THAT was an injustice.

As for my lonely timepiece, I could get a new battery for Ms. Minnie but I think I need a LARGE PRINT version. DANG!
That's another injustice.

It never stops....tick, tick, tick.

Will Smith and Ms Minnie were coughed up by the magic of the Google.


Anonymous said...

I don't understand. Why was that gorgeous specimen of human meat, erm I mean, male a no-no?

I don't get it.

Nor do I want to!

hee hee

Me-Me King said...

Every clock I have shows a different time. Rather than fix them, I know exactly how many minutes I need to subtract fron or add to each and every one of them. Talk about lazy!

I love Will Smith, nice choice.

honeypiehorse said...

total injustice and not very strategic minded instructor!

ReformingGeek said...

@Quirky - I guess he was TOO good and made the other men feel inadequate.

@Me-me - That's not lazy. That's a math exercise. Good for you.

Go Will!

@honeypie - Yeah. What a waste.

Leeuna said...

I hate it when they make me give up my totally ripped male instructor model. Oh, and none of my clocks are in sync either. Even the clock on my computer is several minutes off. I don't know what's up with that.

Jean Knee said...

silly girl, you just need to hold the watch three feet out in front of you and then you'll be able to read it.

not that I have to do that...

K A B L O O E Y said...

Will Smith's dog tags could bounce up and poke him in the eye. Very dangerous. Otherwise, he looks fine to me. I hate conformity for its own sake, so I'm on your team there. Also, my clocks are all fighting it out too. And I've let clocks stay an hour off for six months until daylight savings kicks in. La-zy and a rebel, I am both and its a bad combo.

ReformingGeek said...

@Leeuna - Yeah. My laptop is off a few minutes, too. Maybe they've been shacking up.

@Jean - Of course you don't but I don't think three feet is far enough for me.

@Kablooey - I would love to be a non-conformist and not bother with daylight savings time but I would forever be confused.

Mike said...

I set all my clocks to the cell phone time!

Did you say nude? Boobs? LOL!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I love clocks and watches, and have dozens of them. None of them, except my atomic-clock-controlled computer clock, keep accurate time. Especially the grandmother clock that was built in 1873, but it's my favorite.

As for Will Smith, even I think he'd be a good fitness instructor. The dude's just flat out good looking, what can I say?

ReformingGeek said...

@otin - Good luck at keeping those clocks at cell phone time. Yes, I said BOOBS and NUDE!!!

@MikeWJ - I also like clocks, antiques and cuckoo clocks are some of my favorites.

Yep. Will is exceptionally good looking. He can be my trainer any day.

Marvin D Wilson said...

Ahem. Does your husband know about this - erm, "trainer" or yours? LOL.

I know whatcha mean about the watch - the battery died in mine a couple years ago and I've never bothered to get another one. Time is everywhere these days.

The Old Silly

Donnie said...

I stopped wearing a watch two years ago when my 15 year old Timex stopped. I rarely carry my cell phone, and still, I'm always on time! Who needs that stuff?

ReformingGeek said...

@Marvin - Yeah. He knows Will is on my top 5 list. ;-)

@Don - My thoughts exactly!

Marissa said...

I didn't notice Will Smith's sultry lips, bulging muscles, and seductive eyes. I was busy looking at his watch. (Damn it, why wasn't it a full-body photo.)

The Constant Complainer said...

I am very anal and try to have all of our clocks as close in time as possible. That's not always the case, but like I said, I do try.

Reforming Geek, I just had some fun on eBay looking to see if I could find your exact Minnie Mouse watch on there. That would be nice if you could buy one to replace the one that no longer works.

I couldn't find your exact one, but this one is pretty close.

ReformingGeek said...

@Marissa - Um, yeah....his watch. That's hot. ;-)

@Constant - Thanks! That's very nice of you. Hopefully, all it's needs is a new battery. I'm just being lazy!

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