Sunday, November 6, 2016
A NEW TRADITION
A NEW TRADITION
There is talk of ending the tradition of daylight savings time. I have always wondered why we have this strange system. Spring forward, fall back, but why? I’ve heard it had something to do with farmers and farming or school kids going to school and safety or something, but WTF? The cows don’t know what time it is and if it is dark when the kids go to school, change school hours not the clocks.
Anyway, as much as I have historically disliked daylight savings time, especially when I had to spring forward and I needed that hour of sleep, I have discovered this year, a new tradition.
The changing of the clock.
This Saturday, Mrs. C and I were up late watching TV. This was not unusual; we often stay up late and sleep in late. I’m retired and she works at night. So, it was now 1:55 on the cable clock and Mrs. C asked,
“If the clocks turn back is it at 2:00?”
“I believe so.”
“So then, at 2:00 the cable clock will not go to 2:00 it will just go from 1:59 to 1:00?”
“I’ve never seen that.”
“Well then we shall see it tonight.”
So we waited and watched New Year’s Eve like. We stared at that digital time piece intently.
Silly as it seems I was starting to get excited, when Mrs. C decided to search for a new TV show. We were watching the cable “On Demand” feature, and when she started her search the time went from 1:59 to vod (video on demand).
“No!! Go back quick we’ll miss the change!”
Mrs. C quickly hit “back.” The clock once again displayed 1:59 and then we counted down 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1…1:00.
The display went from 1:59 to 1:00 and we cheered, kissed and hugged.
A new tradition is born, and at my age you take your excitement where you can.
Politicians, please leave my daylight savings time alone.
I am looking forward to seeing the time jump from 1:59 to 3:00 this spring.