This is a clock that hangs in Bossy’s office. It’s from the Netherlands, it cost a pile of money, and its habit is to stretch and recoil 14 carat arms across the workday. Which is to say: Bossy still doesn’t know what time it is:
Luckily Bossy has a method of knowing the time, so she is never late. You see, Bossy thinks about time as a series of one-minute packets:
In this way, getting dressed takes two packets, and walking to the train takes ten packets — and checking oneself into a mental institution takes approximately fifty packets.
Once you understand that life’s events take place in a series of one-minute packets, all that remains is to make certain you calibrate your inner Timex to know the meaning of one minute.
Bossy will wait. Close your eyes and feel one minute.
Now that you understand a minute, give yourself a challenge. Glance at the time before embarking on a task — and after a while ask yourself, how many minutes have passed?
Resist the urge to be all, “Duh doing dishes takes ten minutes.”
Only when you have mastered the minute packet will you be able to accurately predict how long something will take, and understand how to leave yourself enough time to accomplish that task. Otherwise known as Part ll.
Don’t be late!
If you enjoyed this post about time, click the following link to read Bossy’s review of the worst time in American History according to a book with the weird title, The Worst Hard Time.
Or click this link to read Bossy’s story Once Upon A Time.
Or perhaps you think it’s time for another episode of Art Appreciation With Bossy.