Watch

Because today is National Watch Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Watch. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…

It’s kind of funny… I’m not sure I can remember the last time I actually wore a watch.

When I was a kid, I liked having a watch on my wrist. I remember being envious of a friend who had gotten a new watch when we were in third grade. It was the kind that would glow a bright blue when you pushed the right button. I had to have one, too.

So I got one… Pretty sure I wore it for a few years. I know I had several watches throughout those teenage years and I’m sure I continued wearing a watch through college as well. After all, it was important to be able to keep up with the time. Can’t always rely on there being a clock on a wall somewhere nearby.

And then I started carrying a cell phone in my pocket at all times. And since the cell phone has a handy digital clock built right into it, what’s the point of weighing down my wrist with another timepiece?

A few years back, I tried getting into wearing one of those fitness watches. You know… it links to the phone so you still get alerts about messages and it obviously tells time. But it also tracks your steps and… uh… I guess other things. I don’t know. I never got comfortable wearing it.

I tried… I really did. I think I wore the thing for about a week. But it caused my wrist to break out into a rash. I’m not sure if the metal on the backside of the watch caused me to have some kind of allergic reaction or if it was just the fact that having the watch rubbing against my skin was an irritant. Whatever the case, I couldn’t stand the discomfort.

That watch, which I paid about $80 for and wore for a week, now sits in a box somewhere. Ignored… Like the rest of the watches I’ve worn in my life.

I just don’t see the point in wearing them now that I have a perfectly good palm-sized computer in my pocket.

Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.

  1. Monty
  2. Renata Leo
  3. gigglingfattie
  4. yoyoliving

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!

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