Saturday, August 21, 2010

One person's recyclable is another one's clock

I was picking up the kitchen, and found an old water bottle filled with water and some dirt.  I've learned not to presume "trash" unless I double-check, so I asked Jack:

"Is this an important thing or can I throw it away?"

"I use that to tell time."

"Tell time?"

"I just shake it up and then see how long it all takes to settle to the bottom.  Then when I do it again, I know how long that means."

I see.