For a few years I managed to live quite well without a watch. It’s not as if there’s a shortage of time measuring mechanisms in one’s life. What with the computer, the nuker, the phone and the cooker. I wouldn’t be shocked had they managed to somehow to attached a timer to the charcoal BBQ.
Well, a few years ago I needed a cheap watch to complete a look with a suit and bought a €8 stainless steel jobby. Plain face with a black bezel. Anyhows it died yesterday. Today I went to buy another button battery to squeeze the last bit out of it and discovered it would cost €5 for two. Now at €8 the watch doesn’t own anything but something in me refused to accept that it could cost 2/3 the cost of the watch to replace an item measured in microns. So after spending a morning looking, I found a blister pack of 20 for €2. Now the chances of ever using all 20 is slim I feel I’m doing my bit for the planet keeping the watch going for another while.
Now, I’m one of those people who thinks the 2nd Amendment in the US is a good thing. I think it’s one of the pillars of a democracy for it recognizes that the individual citizen ‘is’ the State. Not beholding to the State. However, how the holy-moly handing an urban warfare weapon to a 9-year-old in any way fits to “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”, is utterly beyond me. A 9-year-old child shouldn’t be in charge of a steak knife never mind a fricking Uzi.
And who the hell were they going to charge with a crime anyway. The 9-year-old ?.
Our radio and TV, not just Bloomberg and CNN, they seemed to find a series of nutjobs with a tenuous grip upon the English language leaving you convinced they would need supervision using a spoon.
I’m still awaiting my new walking boots from Amazon, the order went in on the 19th, they said they sent it last Sunday, it was due to arrive Thursday. Now they say if they haven’t arrived by September 5th they will send me another pair. I was rather looking forward to the new ones as since the 90s when Timberland had an eminence cachet I’ve secretly had a hankering. But really couldn’t justify to myself the premium price they attracted his side of the Atlantic. Friends from the USA are shocked when they see the prices.