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Solve For M

48 hours after I got my beloved watch to tick again, I noticed it had stopped once more. I bought another battery; though I was able to replace it in record time, the second hand would not budge.

Off I went to the store to see whether my watch could be resuscitated. The clerk tried his best, but proclaimed my watch Dead.

I looked around the store for the perfect watch. What I really appreciated about my old watch was that I could wear it swimming. When I found a watch I liked, I doublechecked with the clerk that it, too, could go underwater.

“It can go 50M,” he said.

“So, 150 feet.”

He shrugged. “Whatever 50M equals.”



I am a rather obscure 14th C. poet, whose work has been translated into over thirty dialects of gibberish. I now spend my days translating from the gibberish into English and back again, as need be.

One thought on “Solve For M

  1. Sorry to hear you couldn’t get your watch to work long term.

    Don’t confuse youngsters with metric to English conversion, EtM. This makes me laugh because this is not the first time I have seen this happen. All the person knows is what is printed, not anything more.

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