BRONZE Member since Dec 2000


the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:For several years I went on a women's retreat weekend, during which we had to surrender our watches/time pieces. I am planning a retreat for next year and got to thinking about how difficult it was making it through a whole day without knowing what time it was. I actually snuck out to my car to check it! The thing is, we didn't have a schedule we were on or anything, the curiousity was just killing us and I was the only one who was brave enough to run outside, and do the dishes once I got caught!
Do you ever find this for yourself?
How often in a day do you check the time when you don't need to?

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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:Hardly ever. Even when I carry a watch which isn't often because I forget I never look at it.

I have absolutly no perception of time whatsoever so Having no clocks is pretty much the same as having clocks.


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GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:Tee hee! Funny you should ask! ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME. I can't live without a watch. I replaced the batteries in my watch over the weekend. Well, I didn't quite seal it right, so when I went swimming, the watch flooded.

Not an hour after I got out of the water, I was the proud owner of a new watch. Also waterproof to 200 meters...

-Mike )'(
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BRONZE Member since Apr 2002


Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:I'm forever looking at the time!
If i accidently go out without a watch on i stop practically evry passer-by asking for the time!

I'm addicted to knowing the time. Can't stand not knowing it.


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BRONZE Member since Jun 2001


Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Well, I check my watch, my cellphone my electric diary, the 6 clocks in our house, the clock in the car, the clock tower in Auckland...

I wouldn't say I am a slave to time, but I do like getting to the gigs when I'm supposed to.

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BRONZE Member since Nov 2002


Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...

Total posts: 282
Posted:I work in a secondary school so we dont need watches. The school bell twls us when to go and when to stop....

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Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:I've never worn a watch.. the only time peice I have apart from my two alarm clocks fort he morning is my mobile fone.. other than that I march to a different beat of drum.. time is only a concept if you make it one..

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SILVER Member since Sep 2001


Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:I don't wear a watch anymore, but during the week I have to know what the time is, so I can get to work on time and (more importantly ), leave work on time too.
Other than that, I only really check the time to make sure I'm meeting people in the pub when I said I would, or working out that I've just spent 11 hours in bed so I really shouldn't be tired.

I really loved it when I was on holiday and didn't need to know the time for a whole week - I got up when I wasn't tired anymore and went to bed when I was, and ate when I was hungry. Spending the day playing with my Poi on the beach doesn't really need to be timed

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.



Location: Rochester, NY, USA

Total posts: 442
Posted:It depends on which part of the day I'm in.
During work I need to know so that I can attend meetings and such. When at home I don't check the time much till I think it's close to bed time. Which is why I get to bed so late.
On the weekends I don't pay much attention to the clock. I pay more attention to my stomach to tell me when to eat meals. This past Saturday went by very fast and I think I looked at the clock a few times.

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