Corporate time stealing SCANDAL!

When “three minutes” is not three minutes at all. #scamflation

Sexy Hermit
5 min readFeb 2, 2022


I want my 3 seconds of joy goddamnit!!

So, it's cold in Michigan. Big surprise right? We’re not much for wintertime outdoorsy stuff in our advancing years. When it looks like it does outside today, we like to play board games. What was once an enjoyable pastime though, is now just yet another reminder of how corporate America is ripping us all off.

We were playing Scrabble the other day. Just for curiosity's sake, I used my phone’s stopwatch to see how long the included hourglass actually took to run out.

Drumroll please . . . . .


Scrabble is ripping us off for about 3 seconds every turn. You play often and that shit adds up.

The rules, that they wrote, clearly state that the timer is “about three minutes.” In this day and age, three minutes is three minutes. We now have clocks so accurate, that if started at the dawn of time, they still won't lose a second for another 37 billion years. Time is money and money is power.

“About” is bull shit.

There’s no “about” in timed sports or games. The winner or loser can be decided within milliseconds. Destiny happens in an instant.

The clock is accurate or heads roll, timekeepers never work a game again. I want what was paid for and that’s three FULL minutes. Not 2 minutes 56 seconds and 21 hundredths.

They call it “scamflation” these days. Not inflation like we all understand but something even worse really. Corporate America is again just lying. They are expecting us to not give a fuck anymore when we buy their shitty products. They promise joy. They push things one way but the truth is now an assumed lie we all just accept.

Have we all become that jaded that we just keep taking it unlubed over and over?

I have no idea if this time stealing scam was intentional. I don’t even know if Hasbro actually makes these temporally pathetic hourglasses or not. It’s probably just another POS farmed out product we can thank China for. A few extra grains of sand was just too much to deliver on, China?! All I know is someone lied somewhere and the American consumer is now forced to…



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