Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gods of Tiempo

This truly happened and I still chuckle about WHEN it happened........

The Saturday that the "group" was going to Guanajuato was going to be a really tight day, schedule wise. I look at my watch a lot on days when I'm doing "bidness" as we say in Texas.......
So, as I put my watch on that Saturday morning and looked down, NO TIME! The battery was dead. I couldn't believe my own eyes. BUT not to worry, I went to the old jewelry box where I have many equally, inexpensive watches and THEN I really couldn't believe my eyes. NOT A ONE WAS WORKING!

I actually smiled as I realized the gods were telling me to "chill"! I threw my travel clock in my purse and off I went. It all worked out.

On the following Monday, before I left to go to Xilitla, I walked down the hill to the jewelry store to have batteries changed in all these watches - it wasn't opened and had a sign that it wouldn't be open for several days - it's NEVER closed.

So, I haven't worn a watch since the 30th of September - I'm kinda liking NOT worrying about it. Sooner..........or maybe later, I'll get them fixed! Don't you just love life in Mexico?

6 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

Babs,
I am very proud of you. I am proud of me too. I have a Casio G-Shock watch that I have been wearing for so long that bits and pieces started falling off. It has been through about four or five battery changes. A few weeks ago it gave up the ghost for good. I had an anxiety attack and rushed out to look for another watch but couldn't find one that I liked. Poco a poco the urge to buy another watch subsided and I realized that I didn't really need one...especially in Mexico. I am much happier now that I am on "Mexican time" and that means "my own time".

Steve Cotton said...

Babs and Bob -- Same here. I had a very nice watch that stopped working while I was in Mexico in December. I looked around for a replacement, but nothing struck my fancy. Until I read this post, I had even forgotten that I no longer wear a watch. The band of white skin on my left wrist has a healthy tan -- and all is well.

Babs said...

Hope NO ONE expects the three of us to be somewhere at a certain time! But actually, don't you have an hour's leeway in Mexico, at least?

islagringo said...

I always wear a watch when out of the house. B never does. Says he doesn't need one anymore. And he's right. He is constantly asking me what time it is!

1st Mate said...

Wait a minute! The 30th of September hasn't come yet! You ARE in a time warp.

Babs said...

This story gets funnier! Yesterday I walked to where the watch repair shop UWED to be - it is now a tv repair shop and no one could tell me where to go for batteries.......THERE IS A MESSAGE HERE!