Time pilots us…

Lizette Reitsma
November 16th 2009

You step out of bed. Why? Because your alarm clock tells you it is time. A quick glance at the alarm clock tells you that you are still on schedule. First you take a shower and then breakfast. The clock helps you back to reality, “So late already?”, and you think by yourself; “Tomorrow I should shower shorter…” You wanted to clean up before you leave, but decide to leave the mess where it is; all to get back on track. Also the clocks on your way to the office help you to stay on the strict time schedule. When you enter the office-building you wonder if there is still time to get a coffee. Your watch gives you the answer…as always.

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