Well put it this way, you must not own a clock like the one in the picture.
If it were 11:55, both hands would be to the right of the 12.
Set and match.
the clock obviously has some flaws, the hour hand move proportionally to the minute hand. It is close to the left side of the twelve then where it should be if it were truly 12:55.
it should be 91% of the way to the one from the twelve... it only looks like the hand is a quarter of the way there. You assuming the clock is really wrong. im assuming the least possible error
No, Im just telling you the hour hand HAS to be between the 11 and twelve, no where after the 12, to be any kind of 11:xx. Cleary the minute hand is on 55-56, but the hour hand is after the 12.
For 18 years of growing up reading the same clock, every day, i'm pretty sure I know how to read them.