When Melvin finished his morning meeting, he glanced at his brand-new digital wristwatch, which he got for Christmas. Since he missed breakfast, he thought, “yikes! No wonder I’m hungry. It’s 12:01 – lunch time.” Melvin hurriedly donned his coat, hat and gloves and raced out the rear entrance of the building, heading for the lunch counter across the street. He darted between traffic lanes and parked cars and almost fell into the doorway of the lunch counter. The door was locked. A sign hung inside the door, “CLOSED. We Open at 11:00 A.M.”
He rechecked his watch, which was working just fine, and realized why the lunch counter was closed. What did Melvin discover?
Adapted from CarTalk.
He put his watch on upside down. So when it read 12:01, and he dashed out of the building it was really 10:21.