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Alex Had Two Watches

Roberto Martinez

When Alex Good was twelve years old, his dad told him he was already the man he hoped he would be. But when his father passed away just two years later, Alex realized he really didn't know what being a man meant... and he didn't really know what kind of man he should be. All that crystalized for him when his own son was born.

In this story, Alex has to choose between the two watches his father left him. Does Alex want to be the straight-laced professional who isn't afraid to show he's got some bling with the gold watch? Or does he want to be the utilitarian with the working man's friend, the Timex?  

This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show. 

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive