I’m taking my daily walk or facsimile of a daily walk (too early to tell because I haven’t passed any benches yet. As soon as I step out of the building, without any encouragement on my part, my mind always begins to wander. I checked my watch in case it becomes a facsimile walk. At first, I was a little surprised at how early I had left the house. Then, with a chuckle, I remembered I have not changed my watch to Daylight Savings Time (DST). If I never change it, the watch is correct for half the year. If I get confused, my cell phone always provides me with the time. Some friends wonder why I wear a watch anymore anyway. I have three reasons I wear a watch. First, I’ve been wearing a watch on my arm since I was a teenager. It’s like underwear. I could get by without it but I’d feel naked. The second reason is because, to me, it’s not just a watch. My husband gave it to me while we were on vacation once. I tell people it’s a reward for being a good husband. That may or may not have been Ed’s thinking but it’s my story and I’m sticking with it. The third reason is because it has so much potential to cause me pleasure. Ed is very predictable and, when I get back to the house, I’ll tell him I got confused while I was my walk because I haven’t changed my watch to DST. Ed will point out that he changes every timepiece in the house twice a year except for my watch and point out it’s the only one I have to change. Most likely he will tell me to leave my cell phone with him and he’ll change it. I’m a spoiled man and I know it.
PS: I got back to the house and told Ed about my watch. I am stunned because he didn’t react in his predictable way. After 43 years is the honeymoon over? Am I going to have to do more things for myself? Surely, he’s not slipping into dementia. I’m going to have to give this additional thought. As an news professional I sometimes watch frequently says: “Watch this space”.