If it’s 12 Noon where you are then it’s still 5:00 pm somewhere. What does that mean? It’s a beer drinking phrase from the past and a song by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson:
The title refers to a popular expression used to justify drinking at any time of day, given that somewhere in the world it’s 5:00 p.m. (the end of the work day for a traditional “nine-to-five” worker). The narrator states that he hasn’t had a day off in over a year and that he wants to leave work and relieve his stress by drinking alcohol.
Life can become burdensome, either through bad choices, or simply bad circumstances. All of us look forward to some pleasure in our lives, regardless of the current situation.
Some look forward to Happy Hour. Even if it isn’t Happy Hour right now, it’s Happy Hour somewhere, so that becomes a good excuse— or legitimate reason— to celebrate now.
My house is home to a growing family of clocks. Round clocks with a big hand for minutes, a little hand for hours (and some with a hand for seconds), and all the basic numbers from 1 to 12.
I like clocks. Not only do clocks tell me what time it is, but I consider the clock face to be like pizza slices, whereby each is a slice of time. Whatever we do can be timed in minutes so it becomes much easier to tell how much time it takes for a variety of tasks.
Unfortunately, clocks are not always perfectly accurate. In fact, I have only a single clock that tells time perfectly; actually, twice a day. The battery died.
As to the rest of the clocks, the times they display are different but they’re close enough to be utilized properly without me exhibiting symptoms or signs of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and trying to get all the clocks in sync.
Sometimes, close enough is close enough because It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.