Now here are two time related tasks for you.
Task Two: A Westminster Chime clock, chimes four times at quarter past the hour, eight times at half passed, twelve times at quarter to the hour and sixteen times at the hour PLUS one extra chime for each hour (so at 6 am the clock will chime twenty-two times). How many chimes will that be for this whole year? (I warned you about the math.)
Marianne H. Donley writes quirky murder mysteries fueled by her life as a mom and a teacher. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her supportive husband Dennis and two lovable but bad dogs. Her grown children have respectfully asked her to use a pen name which she declined on the grounds that even if some of their more colorful misdeeds make it into her plots, who would know the books are fiction. Besides they weren’t exactly worried about publicly humiliating her while growing up.
Okay, Dee Ann, why didn’t you just set the alarm for 30 minutes before you wanted to get up?
I’m with your hubbie! Before I retired, I set my clocks thirty minutes ahead because it took me that long to wake up after the alarm sounded. When our kids would come to visit, the clock drove them crazy.
I’ve always wanted a grandmother clock, but our home’s too small. I settled for a small wall clock that rings with the Westminster Chime. Love it! But when our musician son spends the night, it drives him crazy if we forget to silence the chime.
Dee Ann Palmer
aka Carolina Valdez
We’re working on getting the KitKat Clock his tail back.
Nope! The “happy” excuse is used a lot, because people don’t really know why they are doing this.
Oddly before WWII all the clocks in ads had the time 8:20.
And WHY would digital clocks read 10:10?
I’m Behind the Times on this blog! Late!
I’m not up to the math, but I am worried about your KitKat clock. It needs it’s tail back!
You’re clocks are all smiling, Marianne.:-)
When I worked at the Disney Stores, we were told to set the clocks at 10:10 so they looked “happy.” LOL
But, I believe the reason they’re set that way for the ads is to show the logo, right?
And, sorry, but I’m soooo not trying the math! I’ve been up since 3 am.
What a fun blog! I love clocks too.
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