Microwave Time Remainder Temporal Disorientation – definition: The disorientation experienced when the remaining cook time on a microwave display appears to be a feasible but inaccurate time of day.
1:15 PM: Suzie puts her leftover pork chops in the office microwave, enters 5:00, and hits Start. After 1 minutes and 17 seconds, she hears sizzling, opens the microwave door and takes her meal.
1:25 PM: John walks by the microwave, sees 3:43 on the display and thinks: “What!? My life is slipping away from me!”