Freshly 14 and eager for money, I got my first non-babysitting job as a waitress at a coney island. At the end of the week, I took my earnings straight to the mall and bought a watch. When the battery died I just bought another watch, that kept up for quite a while. During college my watch love subsided, it may have had something to do with my “time doesn’t matter” philosophy, which had “deep” meanings that I would have been happy to discuss with you, but was merely justification for drinking during the day and skipping class. I am happy to report, the watch obsession is back! Oh, and I no longer drink during the day… well, not on weekdays.