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When you expect or thought you felt a text or a phone call, but instead you just got either an alert for a game, or nothing at all. You then feel embarrassed and read the time aloud, as if that was your true intention.
She checked her phone expecting to see a text from her friend. Nothing. "The time is 3:37," she read to her sibling who was watching her. She had successfully pulled off a "Time Check."
by Not Who You Might Think August 17, 2013