Monday, November 07, 2011
Marriage 401, Lecture 258: Saving time
SH: I want these clocks (the clock on the microwave and the clock on the oven) to match.
Me: Uh huh.
SH: That's why I pressed the buttons at the same time.
Me: You're nuts.
SH: I also want them to be a minute fast, but no more than a minute fast. But they could get less accurate.
Me: Uh huh. [Because I don't care. I am never late. People who try to fool themselves into being on time by setting their clocks ahead are still late. It just takes a commitment to being on time. No tricks.]
SH: Electric clocks may become less accurate. The frequency is 60 Hz but it's not constant. They force it to average 60 Hz. Electric companies may be allowed to let the frequency of the power vary slightly.The clocks could become slightly less accurate.
Me: How do you know this stuff?