Time Will Tell

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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Recently, NatWest decided to take down all their clocks in the customers' area of their banks as the queuing was rather long and the presence of a clock made customers more aware of how long they had been queuing which made some customers become a little bit impatient when they were being served.

By taking away the clocks, customers would be less aware of how much time they had spent in the queue and so fewer customers felt irate when they were served especially if they had been waiting for longer than expected.

It was originally thought of as a marketing ploy to get customers to save more time rather than realise how much time they had spent.

If you started saving your time and deposited it in the bank (however that could be done), I wonder if the banks would pay you interest or anything on time - they are often late with most things which can take up to four working days to do what we can do in one minute, so I don't think you will get anything on time with the banks.

If so, where would the banks get the time from to give you more of? The only thing I can think of where you can get more time is in prison. Could this be something like what they would reward you with but in another way? It sounds more like a financial penalty by doing time than being given time. But then time and financial penalties are interchangeable when it comes to punishment in the courts - you end up paying a large fine or getting time inside (not time for more freedom).

When you think about it, you cannot save time - it passes by and won't wait for anyone, so why is there so much about saving time when it is not about saving time but using it more efficiently?

So what can be done to make more efficient use of our time? I'm afraid you will have to wait because only time will tell.

It looks like someone's mind must have been affected by the time warp.

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