March 1, 2005

the link in the setonian was broken but now it's fixed but here's the unedited version anyway...

Time, is of the Essence?

The day was Thursday, February 3rd, and I just woke up from my 20 minute power nap. I went to meet Pr. Dardery at 2 o’clock p.m. in Lowe Dining Hall to interview him.
At exactly 1:59 p.m., I arrived in my destination, and I situated myself at the table right across from the entrance. At 2 o’clock, I looked around to see if Pr. Dardery had already arrived. I thought that maybe he was sitting down at a different table. I looked at my watch, and at 2:05 p.m., there was still no sign of him.
I started to become paranoid. What if he thought the interview was at Friday at 2 p.m. instead. To calm myself down, I ate a piece of peach pie. I devoured the delicious pie in less than 3 minutes.
I decided to look for Pr. Dardery. I thought that maybe he went to his office in St. Joes’ or in his classroom in 4th Admin. My searching was futile, and downcast, I returned to the Dining Hall. At 2:30 p.m., I had to face the fact that he might not show up.
At 2:33 p.m., I packed my stuff and got a cup of water before leaving. Coincidentally, I found Pr. Dardery getting a drink also. He approached me and apologized for being late. The traffic was terrible.
Finally at 2:40 p.m., my interview with Pr. Dardery started (See Interview with Egyptian Professor). He mentioned how demanding life in America was in comparison to life in Egypt. Egypt was more ‘relaxing.’ I asked what he meant by this. He spoke about the concept of time, “Watches should not control people, but rather, people should control their watches.”
I commented on this “rushing attitude” he had implied, and he retorted, “People here seem to live in order to work rather than to work in order to live, and in being so concern with time, they easily lose sight of the essence of life, which is human relations.”
45 minutes had passed and at 3:15 p.m. the interview had ended. Later that night at 9 p.m., I went to a Eye Contact Club meeting. At 10 o’clock I watched E.R. with my friends. At 11:34 p.m. I talked to my friend in Philadelphia. The following Saturday afternoon I called my parents, and on Sunday night at 11:56 p.m., I finished writing this article. Time is relative. Don’t get caught up in it!

Posted by Michael Diezmos at March 1, 2005 3:46 PM

you have friends in philadelphia? wow, who knew? maybe i know them too. imagine the possibilities!oh wait. never mind.

Posted by: peanut gallery at March 2, 2005 9:06 AM
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