Time is of The Essence

I know this is going to come as a shock to a lot of you since you’ve conversed with Amoeba and know him to be an intelligent man, but he cannot tell time. Now, he’ll argue that point and even give you the current time on the clock as proof, but the real proof is in his actions, “I’ll be finished here in 15 minutes,” really means, “Go sit down, it’s going to be at least a half an hour, if not longer.”

To that end I have a wish to buy him one of these Seiko Automatic Watches with an alarm. Now, the thing is, I am going to buy the watch for him, but I am going to keep it. When he gives me a time limit like “fifteen minutes” or “half-an-hour”, I will set the watch for the appointed time and then give it to him. When the alarm rings, his time will be up and he can’t say he wasn’t paying attention and didn’t know.

Now, I don’t really expect that Amoeba will start working any faster, but I am thinking he might become a better judge of time. Then, when he tells me how much time I have, I won’t have to guess what he really means.   If Seiko can’t set him right, nobody can!

Time to Say I Love You

Amoeba came home today and took off his watch. There was a nasty red rash around his wrist.  That cheap plastic band is doing a number on his skin.  The heat and humidity here keep him in the pink — literally.  I told him I thought we should look into getting him a better quality watch.  I had in mind something from the seiko diamond watches website.   This is the Seiko SFWX34 Men’s Gold Tone Dress Watch. What every well dressed scientist should be wearing, don’t you think?  The watches are sized free of charge, and right now there is free shipping and handling, too!