Whenever I go cycling or jogging, I have to wear a watch. I like to time myself, and I have to keep a time check to make sure I don’t go over time.
Anyway, my favourite sports watch broke a few weeks ago. The battery cover fastener thingy fell apart, so the battery just fell off whenever I took the watch off. It was most annoying.
In my hurry out the door, I got a bit of sticky tape and wrapped it hastily around the back of the watch. Classy right?
Not very fashionable, but very practical.
And it just became one of those things.
I kept reminding myself, “I need to get a new watch”
“I must bring that to a watch fixing place to see if they can mend it”
“I must take that tape off and see if I can glue it back myself”
Days turned into weeks. And no one noticed.
Heck, I didn’t even notice it. The clear sticky tape just blended into the white colour of the watch.
It was only when the tape started to get old, lifting off at the edges… filling up with dirt and sweat.
It was then my brain went “IT’S PROBABLY TIME TO STOP USING THE WATCH KAREN!”
It may still be practical, but even I have to admit that it is beyond fashionable, and bordering on STUPID and GROSS.
So yes, I have stopped using my favourite watch. It sits above my monitor, still wrapped up in sticky tape, ticking away faithfully and telling me whether I have gone over time.