We hear about the decline of certain industries due to news reports, but there are some that are silently going away.
Sunday my friend Pete asked me if I noticed that fewer people are wearing watches these days.
And yes, I had noticed this over the past couple of years when the battery on my watch died and I stopped wearing mine.
We were sitting in the Firefly Coffee Shop and out of about 18 folks in the Firefly, no one was wearing one. I started watching over the next couple hours and no one, not a soul was wearing a watch.
The Sunday newspaper inserts had a couple of stores pushing watches for Fathers Day, but I doubt that they are a big seller. We just don’t need them.
It’s not that we don’t need to know what time it is, but I carry a timepiece with me, on my cellphone.
If I am using my computer, there’s the time conveniently in the corner, staring at me.
As I drive down the road, my radio is displaying the time.
You don’t need a research study or even a Google search to determine this trend.
Just a curious mind and observant eye.
What else is disappearing before our eyes?