Are you a clock devotee?

Or someone like me?

Mansi Laus Deo
1 min readMay 21, 2022


As a child, my alarm clock was my sister rebelling at the top of her voice against the school-going ritual. Her cries informed me how late we were.

The speed of pens scratching the answer sheets would tell me how long I’d have to survive in the exam hall. I was a fast writer. Others weren’t.

The fiddling hands of my husband (then, someone I was seeing) showed me it was time for me to make a move.

I have never been a person who twirled at the clock’s hand (I had to give in to her though, cuz the world!). I was on time on rare occasions. Always bargained for more time in exchange for higher-quality delivery. Anytime I was questioned, I blamed it on my delayed birth. 😄

But, this newsletter is being written 2 days ahead of the plan, because…(next line)

For the longest time, I too have revolted against this absoluteness of time without realising that the clock is just one side of the coin.

There’s another.

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Mansi Laus Deo

UX & Communications strategist · Currently sharing my learnings as & on UX Writing Bud · 10+ years in Content Strategy