Today at work, this girl said to me,
"Jeez I thought it was closer to six!"
after looking at the clock and noticing that it was 5:55 (or thereabouts).
She said she thought it was closer to six at 5:55.
I hope you understand the implications of this.
For a moment I couldn't believe my ears and was tempted to ask her to repeat herself.
Instead, I responded with,
"You know, we're not all that far away -- exactly how many digits does your internal meter count?"
She had no idea what I was talking about.
I spent the next few minutes wondering whether she was constantly aware of the minute hand at every increment. I figured no she couldn't possibly be -- else she wouldn't have gotten the time wrong.
In the end I decided it was something reflexive -- something she said without really thinking very hard about it. I figured that since she had no idea what I was talking about when I asked her about her internal clock that she may have not known she even said it.
What the fuck?