How do you feel when you see that the clock has stopped?

India
November 29, 2008 1:13pm CST
I was sitting and writing an assignment which i had to submit the next morning and I was running against time. I looked at the clock and thought i have sufficient time to finish it and get a few hour sleep. I kept writing for a while and then looked at teh clock and i foudn that the time had hardly progressed. I felt nice that i stillhad a lot of time. After some time i once again looked at teh clock and suddenly realised taht the clock had stopped over two hours back and i really did not have as much time as I thought. I panicked. A lot of work was still pending. i had to work all night to get the work completed. I barely had time to have a quick wash and change before i coudl meet teh deadline. has it ever happened to you that teh clockhad stopped when you thought you had a lot of time and thenhad to rush?
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9 responses
• India
29 Nov 08
ha ha ... irritating situation that is ... i don't exactly remember when but i definitely was in a situation like yours once before! and its really irritating i know that for sure.
• India
30 Nov 08
okay so you were not so much messed up because you remembered the exact time when the clock stopped otherwise it would have been an irritating situation ..
@Elvali (68)
• China
30 Nov 08
Well,I'm always in a situation similar to yours.But fortunately,each time was not a big day or not serious.I often do stupid things and even sometimes I don't realise how stupid I am.That's me,my friends said,I needn't change it.It's my personality and the way I am and that's why they like me.Just try your best to avoid this kind of things happening again.
• Lithuania
30 Nov 08
Ech.... i don't do anything special...
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
yes it has. my reaction was "i'm screwed". and i did.
@djmarion (4905)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
it will really be devastating to realize that the clock has stopped and it fooled you into thinking that you have enough time to do your task and yet to learn later that its actually to late and your clock isn't giving you accurate time. that was very irritating and depressing especially if you are in the middle of a deadline or you are cramming for something and get to relax because you think you have a lot of time remaining. i advise you to have another clock in you, like a wristwatch or a cellphone and always compare the time among the three. running out of time is like running through hell.
@tushark1 (117)
• India
30 Nov 08
This was a great exp. for me at my interview time...That day i have an appointment for an interview and it was last step for that phase of interview....time was fixed at 11.30 am sharp and i was in my house and i just saw clock and it was showing 11.15 i just shocked and thought now i can not reach on time for interview and i thought i will not get that appointment...so that the time was very unspeechable for me. But when my father came and told me that just put this cell in this clock then i realized that its too much time for my appointment...
• United States
30 Nov 08
Haha, that happens to me every morning. I have this alarm clock in my room and when it goes off, I go, "Yeah yeah yeah I have ten more minutes..." then I immediately hit snooze. Guess what? I set my alarm clock to exactly when I have to wake up, not ten minutes before. Therefore, every morning, I usually have to rush out the door to get to class. It's really troublesome in my opinion, especially if I had forgotten an assignment.
@meow1978 (191)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 08
i guess this will never happen to me. I always have a few clock around me. The clock that I trust most is in my laptop and my mobile phone. Beside tha if you have a good planning, I guess you will have more than enough time to complete within the time frame given. BUT I always believe last minute progress will ended up better quality and satisfactory result. But this is too dangerous. Better have better time management.
@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 08
This had happened to me a couple of times where my clock ran out of battery. The funny thing is that they all happened in the morning. When that happened, I woke up to look at the clock and I saw that it was still 4 hours before the time that I was supposed to wake up. I wanted to continue sleeping but when I looked through the curtain in my bedroom, I could see that it was already bright. There was no way that it could get that bright! So, I took my cell phone and look at the time there and it gave me the shock of my life. I had to literally jumped out of the bed, into the shower and everything was done at double speed so that I would not be late for work. That was really madness! There was one time where I just got back from an oversea trip and then I forgot to change the time back to my time and I was happily sleeping without realizing that the time was one hour late than my actual time. I still did not realize it until I turned on the radio and then when the time was announced, once again, I had to do that double speed stuffs like mad. Cheers!