Haunted by 1

09 Nov


This phenomenon is spreading …..

I am not a clock watcher, I no longer wear a wrist watch and rarely find myself glancing at the time, my inner time piece is usually pretty near the mark when my mind asks the question “What time is it?”.  However … I have a spooky twilight zone style tale to tell.

Most gadgets today have a digital clock on them, but as I already said I rarely look to see the time, so the tv and computers clocks are just there, ignored.  My bedside clock tends to stand on my pillow [I am blind without my glasses] and the microwave clock is bright and visible as soon as I enter my kitchen as it stand opposite the door, so these get glanced at as I pass.

Now for the spooky bit ….

I can guarantee that during the course of the week, whenever I do glance at the clocks it will read 1:11 or 11:11 ……… if I wake in the early hours chances are it will be 1:11, I waddle into the kitchen ready to make lunch and the microwave declares it to be 1:11 .. making my way to bed I plant my ample butt on the bed and there in bright red letters it informs me it is 11:11.

The number 1 is haunting me.  Now it is happening with my Sister when she is here

In other news

My poor twenty year old Candy washer/dryer started making painful noises, I did ask it nicely if it could possibly hobble along until after Christmas but as it lurched into the spin cycle it was audibly obvious that that was wishful thinking.  Briefly I toyed with the idea of a bargain at Comet then decided that it would be far more sensible to shop somewhere where I am attach the monkey wrench to the monkey bits of an attendant should it develop a fault ….. so Curry’s it was.  The sleeves were rolled and ready to deal with awkward shops with annoying ‘access’ for wheelie peeps, I had researched online and printed off details of my top three choices, had my questions ready to ask about installation [which I knew the shop dude would not know the answer to, I am a madam aren’t I!], had brain in gear ready to refuse the warranty, extra warranty, insurance, breakdown extras crap.  To my surprise it was a very smooth and straight forward operation …….

Well almost.

Their checkout tills are the only devices that struggle with my post code.  You can tap it into any search engine and it will find me, you can tap it into a map app and it will find me, you can tap it into the sat nav in the store and it will find me, you can tap it into your online account with Curry’s and it will find me but tap it into the checkout till and it wants to deliver it to the next street   Notes have been added in capital letters to correct this error but my Murphy’s Law radar is set to hyper-expectancy!  They should be telephoning today to arrange delivery and installation, I am going to ask them to confirm the address and see if they read their own notes, lol.

I shall report back.


Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized



10 responses to “Haunted by 1

  1. gillyk

    November 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    You’ve done everything you can think of … let’s hope their systems don’t let you down! Good luck!


    • amgroves

      November 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Still waiting for yesterdays call to arrange delivery and installation, I think if I listen very very carefully I can hear Murphy chuckling [as in Murphy’s Law, not fellow blogger Mole]


  2. gillyk

    November 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    PS that is very weird about the 1’s … 🙄


    • amgroves

      November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      It has been happening on and off for the past year, and now with my Sister seeing the same time on my clocks, it is getting all abit twilight zone “do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do”


  3. Bushka

    November 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Keep watching the ‘Ones’…..;) Glad you are getting your ‘Spent Washing Machine’ speedily replaced…..;) Take Care! Hugs! :)xx


    • amgroves

      November 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Not so speeedily replaced yet … no call from Curry’s to organise delivery [they said they’d call yesterday] … it all went tooooo smoothly in store so now it will be hassel all the way, as per Murphy’s persistence, lol.


  4. Mary Maytag

    November 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Did you get a top- loader or a side-loader?
    I do a wonderful job of breaking appliances. My washer and dryers tend to walk all over the laundry room, (actually walk is not the correct word; they spasm all over the laundry room). When I go to buy a new washer and dryer I oggle over the new models with their colors and smooth angles. Then I think about their 1000 dollar price tags and I mosey on over to the plain white boring models and hand over my credit card.


    • amgroves

      November 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      The great majority of our washing machines and dryers are front loaders, top loaders are rare indeed. I ended up spending $590 for something not altogether fancy but it is a combined washer/dryer.

      Just hope it gets here.


  5. deleted user

    November 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Yeah we all have an internal clock, which may become more acute if we don’t look at actual clocks much.
    I quite often seem to wake up at the same time of day or night.
    But yes, a bit spooky, especially as it involves your sister too.
    Is Robbie Williams’ new single an ode to your late washing machine ?
    The one here seems to be getting louder and louder, and sounding more and more like a jet airliner taking off.


    • amgroves

      November 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      They are devices that do come alive as it were, lol.

      I think you are right, our internal clocks when trained can be very accurate. Many moons ago when I worked in a small office, I used to go and take my lunch to a beach front car park and listen to the waves, close my eyes and drift away .. always work up in time to head back to my desk.



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