A conversation I had yesterday:
‘Must remember to alter the clocks tonight.’
‘Ah yes, forwards or backwards?’
‘Forward one hour.’
‘So if I go to bed at eleven, I’ll have to change my bedside clock to twelve.’
‘You don’t have to. It doesn't officially change until two in the morning. But if you don’t, and forget to do it when you wake up, you’ll be an hour behind everyone else tomorrow.’
‘So that means I’ll lose an hour of sleep tonight.’
‘Unless you go to bed at ten.’
‘Good idea. If I go to bed at ten, change the clock to eleven, set the alarm for eight, when it rings it will really only be seven o’ clock. That means I’ll gain an extra hour.’
‘That can’t be right.’
‘Because, um, …’
We’ve been changing the clocks twice a year for as long as I can remember, so why does it still seem so complicated?!
whatever time it is where you are.