Sunday, 27 March 2016

Strange times

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.’
‘Why not?’
‘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?!

Happy Easter
 whatever time it is where you are.


Jean Knill said...

Had to chuckle at this.

Wendy's Writing said...

Glad it's not just me!

Linda D said...

And this was just the discussion I had with my husband.
I'll leave you to imagine the one he had with his brother and sister when they were arranging when next to meet up via Skype - they had to take into account the time change in Britain and the time difference with Australia!

Patsy said...

Remember the days when we just changed our watch and one or two clocks? Now we have to do the heating, washing machine, phones, TV, car, radio, cooker, microwave ...

Nicola said...

Apart from the watch and the dreaded clock in the car (which I have to get out the manual twice a year to change it) all of our clocks change themselves. Hope you've caught up on your sleep - I'm sure I've got jetlag :) Have a great week, Linda.

Linda D said...

Thanks for reminding me - I always forget my watch because I don't wear it every day!

Susan A Eames said...

Nicola's comment made me chuckle. I just leave my car clock on summertime all year round!