I’m not really a huge fan of watches. Typically, my watches don’t last long before getting lost or broken. When I was younger, my dad bought me a couple watches, as presents, and despite my best intentions to not lose or break them, they always ended up lost or broken. One broke after I dropped it in my high school parking lot and immediately stepped on it with my very next step. Reading that sentence, it might seem that I intended to break the watch, but no – it was an accident. I swear.
Once I got my first cell phone in college, my need for a watch greatly diminished. Cell phones have clocks, and since I always had my cell phone on me, my wrist went unadorned with a timepiece. And it stayed that way for about a decade, up until last year. In the spring of 2009, I decided I needed to have a watch for work. My responsibilities were growing, and I wanted to be able to take a peek at a clock quickly, without stopping the 3 other things that I was doing to fish my phone out of my pocket.
So one day, while at the Big & Tall store I no longer need to shop at, I picked up this little number. I think it cost $20. Maybe $25.
I wore it regularly for the next year or so, but it’s been sitting on my dresser, unused, since I resigned from that job last June. A few weeks ago, when I was packing for my holiday travels, I threw it in my suitcase – why not? It’s light and small. I ended up being glad I did – when I was in Mexico last week, I couldn’t use my cell phone, so the watch came in handy.
But as I wore it in Mexico, something seemed different, and for the first few days I couldn’t put my finger on it. Midway through the trip, though, I had an epiphany while getting ready for the day. The watch felt different because… my wrist had shrunk! Up until June, I was wearing the watch using the fourth hole on the watchband – but now, about six months later, the fourth hole is way too loose, and I can wear it using the sixth hole!
I’ve lost weight in my wrists! I didn’t think that was possible, but I’ve been proven wrong. By my own wrists. I found a ruler and measured the distance between the 4th and 6th holes. It’s about half an inch:
Wrists smaller by half an inch?
Keep it up, David!