The hands race around the clock, the numbers flick forward on the time display. Clouds race across the sky, shadows rotate around their bases.
Then time lurches again, slows to an imperceptible crawl.
And sickly, impossibly, slows further. Did it stop? There is no way of knowing. Did it go into reverse and run backwards? There is no way anyone will ever know.
I cannot trust anything any more. I am becoming glued to my phone's digital watch display. I glanced away, once, and when I looked back three hours had passed, it was already evening and I had missed work.
It is time to go.