When I was a wee li’l MomGoth, I wanted one of these clocks SO HARD! But, alas, we were po’ and a novelty clock was an unjustifiable expense. This is not just a clock shaped like a cat, you understand. The tail is a pendulum, and the eyes go back and forth in time to the tail.
leaves fly off of a calendar, signifying the passage of years
My mystical, exotic clock was reduced to the status of cheap plastic crap, and my mother had enough money to buy one for my #4 Daughter. Being a kind and good mother, Mom asked if it hurt my feelings for her to buy something for my daughter that she couldn’t buy for me at that age. Being also a good mother, I was, on the contrary, delighted to see my child enjoy what I had so desired.
Well, you know how life is. Yeah, you’ve probably guessed it: The clock totally creeped my daughter out. We had to take it down and hide it, and eventually discarded it. ~sigh~
Yes, I could go to Kit-Cat Clocks: The Official Kit-Cat ® Clock Website and lay down fifty smackers and have one of my own, but you know what? The ability to so easily gratify the desire has made the desire so much less compelling. Besides, I didn’t even know Kit-Cat was a cartoon character. I’m a Felix fan, myself. (Mom, don’t try to follow that link — it’ll take about a hundred years to load on dial-up.)
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Plot a story in which Person A wants something, Person B gets the thing but doesn’t value it, and . . . . Then what?