[Note: Those lucky enough to be too young to remember the "Doomsday Clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists may not understand this splendid new feature. The "clock" reflects my guesstimate as to how close we are to a strike (and so the starting time is decidedly arbitrary). The clock can move closer or farther from midnight, depending on developments. Don't worry: by January first, the clock should be set in the AM. The Atomic Scientists, by the way, currently have their clock set at 11:54 PM (they now include the threat of a manmade catastrophe from either nuclear weapons or climate change).
Strikeometer = 11:48:37 PM
After reading tonight's dueling emails which--whatever your point of view--clearly talked past one another, I've decided to institute an exciting new deo volente feature, the Strikeometer. You'll note that I've invested in a nifty digital clock, which is uncannily accurate to the nearest second, thanks to a proprietary formula I've purchased from an outside firm.
At midnight, Strikeometer time, we (or at least many of us) would go on strike.