THE SCENE: in bed this morning, around 6.45. The alarm has just gone off.
The Lovely Melanie: Have you touched my alarm clock?
Me: Mm? Oh, yeah, it was an hour and 20 minutes slow so I put it right.
TLM: Doh! No wonder! I thought it was eight o’clock.
TLM: Well, I know it’s wrong, so I automatically allow for that.
Me: Why not just put it right so you don’t have to add 80 minutes every time you look at it?