Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Ikea Chronicles, Chapter 1

Rusch plastic wall clock ($1.99)

I bought this shortly after moving into my current apartment (sometime in 2002). Figured it would be nice to be able to see the time in the bathroom, and it was a thematic match to the Dekad wall clock I had in the living room.

Current status: strictly decorative. Weighing in at roughly half an ounce (maybe one full ounce with battery), the clock has a marked tendency to fly off the wall and land in the sink whenever I shut the bathroom door to take a shower. After enough of these incidents, the battery holder came a little loose and the battery would inch its way out at random intervals, thus stopping time and causing me to frequently wonder if my roughly 6 foot x 6 foot bathroom were some kind of temporal singularity (like that book Singularity I read when I was 11). I'd reposition the battery, it would come loose again, and the battle would continue. Eventually I let the clock have the victory, and it remains on the bathroom wall showing the permanent time as 6:45. Whether that's AM or PM is in the eye of the beholder.


Myasorubka said...

Nice! We have a decorative Ikea clock in the living room. It's one that you have to wind every day, which is a pain in the ass, and it ticks so loudly that it scares away all the spiders. As a consequence, the spiders run into our bedroom and snuggle with us because they have nowhere else to go. And what am I supposed to do? Throw the poor bastards out?

Eti said...

6:45 is an exquisite time.

CY said...

I doubt anyone will read such a late comment, but my two cents is -
why the hell is there a clock in the bathroom anyway???!?!
I lived there for I don't know how long and I never understood it. It's nice to know my last crap took 4 minutes 29 seconds but what am I supposed to do, blog that?