Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom: It's About Time

"A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure."
"A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure." Lee Segall

We have at least a dozen clocks in the house, plus our watches, plus one in the truck and one in the car. This weekend we'll have to reset almost all of them (a couple are smart enough to reset themselves). What a project!

Maybe anticipating daylight saving time is what reminded me of this quote. I did some research, trying to find out who to give credit for the quote, and found that many sites name Mr. Lee Segall as its source. In fact, this quote is sometimes referred to as Segal's Law (whoever named it also misspelled it). Besides Lee Segall it was also credited to Albert Einstein, to an Irish saying, and to an old Chinese proverb.

The saying, I learned, actually refers not to having more than one watch, but to having too much conflicting information when trying to make a decision.

The only information I'm going to care about this weekend is whether I lose an hour of sleep or gain one.

In any case, don't forget to spring forward Saturday night so you won't be late Sunday morning. Or maybe you'll be early. Whichever it is, get those clocks and watches set so you'll be on time!

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1 comment:

  1. Funny thing, I used to never be without a watch on my wrist and clocks in every room of the house. Now, time seems to have lost importance... I've a clock on my computer and on my cell phone; both rarely used. And then there is that old model of an alarm clock from a time gone by when I reluctantly arose to its ringing; currently unemployed (rather, working from home) no need to bring that archaic reminder of time into my day.

    The quote you share is quite significant in its timeless reminder that I do have decisions to make - What shall I spend my time creating first today?

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