If you leave apple cobbler in the oven for too long, the top turns black and burned, instead of seductively sizzling and crispy. Driving the speed limit on Santa Anita usually means that you'll hit all the red lights -- which is why Second Avenue is a better option. And wondering about the coffee pot's status might result in a missed flight.
Timing runs the world. Not clocks and second-hands. But minute-related coincidences that sometimes translate to windy paths and pebble-strewn roads.
So what to do?
Nothing, really. Except try to understand it. And, blindly, put all our faith in the magic of the time-piece.