What Good is a Watch that’s Only Right Twice a Day?

I want reliability and looks in a watch, and I thought I had this covered with what I have been wearing. However, one day when rushing to a lecture, I found that my watch was broken and it had thus made me late. I was rather mortified. I don’t like to exhibit bad habits to students and was perhaps overly apologetic to the class upon my tardy arrival. It’s not that this particular watch kept good time as a rule. I soon realized after purchasing it that it might be off now and then by one or two minutes. This time it was more than ten. I am determined to buy a better watch and set a good example. It is going to be a Casio watch. This is a well-known brand with a good reputation and you can choose from innumerable styles. You can get discounts on line or look for store sales in your area. This is what I did.

While you can go sporty, elegant with gold-tone, or classically simple in silver metal, the latter was the right one for me. It is by name the calendar date chronograph watch with round black dial and silvertone link band. You could say that this beauty is fully equipped to keep you on track and on time virtually all day long—something I could not say about my old one. Oddly enough, I paid more for the last watch and it really let me down. This one is a budget watch but is nevertheless reliable and gets rave reviews for looks and functionality. It has a round triple display black dial with calendar date display, three-hand movement and contrast markets. I like the black resin band, the 12/24 format and the fact that it is waterr4esistant to 100 meters. It’s not that I am going to wear it swimming or diving, but I want it to survive doing the dishes or washing the car. I almost got a different watch with an exchangeable leather band, but I find the bracelet style more modern.

Now I feel I can count on my timepiece to get me to class. In point of fact, I am often early. This has had its benefits as I like to converse with students who are equally early and it helps to build rapport. I related my story of the watch and everyone wanted to see it. I got new-found admiration and many accolades for my good taste. I decided to conduct a lesson about the history of watches and how they work. I brought my old watch and opened it in the back so everyone could see the mechanism. I took out the tiny pieces which fascinated even the most bored child in the bunch. I dared anyone to put it back together and, of course, it couldn’t be done. I talked about watch repairing tools and also brought in for display an example of a kit I had been given some time ago. I spread them out on the table. I had a rapt audience.

A Sad State of Affairs

Gun issues are always controversial with many for and equally as many against. Many people have good explanations for wanting a gun and they may well be perfectly justified. In the wrong hands, a gun is a deadly weapon. We know that the responsible use of a gun and careful storage of weapons in a gun safe is mandatory and that children should never have access of any type. Owning a gun is a responsibility and only those with the proper attitude should be allowed to carry one. I know someone who left his gun safe open just for a few minutes and his son took the opportunity to have a look at his father’s new rifle. This can cause a devastating accident although luckily it didn’t. You can never be too careful. It is a number one priority for gun owners. There must be rules in the family with no exceptions.

While we know that the unlawful ownership of guns causes most gunshot deaths, people these days are concerned about terrorism and their own safety. It isn’t an abstract issue in France or Germany—a long way from home– but terrorism resides at home in your midst as we have seen in recent horrific news stories. It is very frightening and intimidating to think your neighbor may be threatening society. Some people feel they need protection and they have this right although guns often get in the wrong hands. There are many arguments on both sides of the issue that have to be considered. I have elected to consider buying a gun and a locked gun safe to house it. I am going to contemplate this for a long time and weigh the inevitable pros and cons. It doesn’t take much to have an accident. However, if you feel that you are in jeopardy of being robbed, it may make you feel more secure. Talk to family, friends, and neighbors and weigh their opinions if you have any doubts. It is in a sense a public issue with far-reaching import. Get a consensus before you go forward and you will feel more satisfied about your decision.

The stories about children shooting themselves or their friends are the biggest deterrent there is and it happens all too often with great tragedy. Kids must be educated in weapons and how to leave them locked in their safes. There is never a time to show off a gun to a friend, no matter how old the child. A discussion of guns is appropriate if there is one in the family. Decide if you think the kids should know where it is. Never leave it loaded. It is for an emergency situation and loading will precede potential usage. A small gun safe is usually enough for a few weapons. If you are a collector, then guns have already been part of the family environment. Make sure that a collection is housed properly in a gun safe large enough to accommodate all of them.