Carlie looked down at her watch. 3:13. On more minute.
The second hand was ticking away, currently on the 2. Then one dot later. And another. And another. And another.
Carlie looked up at her screen, then back down. It was nearing the 4. Almost there. And it was! She smiled. Getting closer.
She looked back at her screen and typed away. She needed to get her report done, her boss had been after her for the past two hours. But still, this was too important.
Looking down, the second hand was on the 11. So close, she had almost missed it. She waited. Tick. Tick. Tick.
And there it was! Pi time, on pi day. She let a little cheer out, then started working again.
Then the thought occurred to her: I should have celebrated earlier, probably at 1:59. And maybe at 1:59 and 26 seconds. Really, though, 2015 would have been the best time.
Still, she was pleased with her victory, and though she knew her coworkers wouldn’t appreciate it, she still smiled at them.