I used to wish that everyone would be forced to set our watches and clocks at the same exact time in each time zone. Too many times I've been late to an appointment when I thought I was right on time, because my watch was slow, and "their" watches were fast. But the other morning when I was getting ready and heard an alarm go off at 7ish, and then another start to go off about 30 seconds later, and then a third one making the duet a trio just after that, I realized what a problem my innocent little wish could potentially create.
Imagine: if everyone's clocks and watches were set at the exact same time, then at 6:30 or 7 or whenever the most amount of people get up for work, a beeping sound from the culmination of every alarm clock in the entire time zone would ring out, waking up everyone, even the deepest of sleepers. And it may be so loud that we'd all go deaf... and I don't know enough sign language to get by. And maybe already-deaf people would take over the world because they'd have the advantage of already being able to communicate. And if we could no longer even hear our alarm clocks, how would we ever wake up for school or work or that breakfast date?
I'm really glad everyone's watches are set slightly off from each other's. In this case, diversity is something that may save many ears.
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