Living in the city is synonymous with running late and anxiety. Time is money. In the city, it plays a crucial role. It’s treated like a commodity, something we exchange with expectations. This editorial examines how time functions in city life, the restrictions it brings, and the various places where we keep track of time, as its perception warps. Individuals are struggling to do laundry, take time off, cook a meal or do anything that gives them life. They are too busy exchanging their lifespan for paper in the hopes that one day, they can pause and take in the present.