Saturday Oct 04, 2003

Mystery Time Piece

I bought a Peugeot quartz wristwatch a few months ago. It featured a simple yet elegant face with an analog dial and the day of the month.

It may sound like an expensive timepiece, but the watch, made in China, was on sale for under fifty dollars at Macy’s. I’d wear it every now and then and although it kept accurate time, the day of the month seemed to be off on a couple of occasions as the numerical date display indicated it was a day earlier. Okay, I thought, another defective product. I put the watch back in its case with the store receipt. I went to sleep.

The next morning the watch problem had been resolved while I had slept. When my eyes opened, I realized the watch didn’t know if a month had 28, 29, 30, or 31 days in it. It was up to me to manually change the date accordingly. I not only saved myself a trip to the mall, I again proved to my self that when you release a problem, the answer will reveal itself to you in good time.

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