British Silly Time strikes again
I had deliberately decided not to mention BST, but the arrival of evenings that mean I can walk to and from the shops in daylight – to be followed a few days later by the crazy shifting of the clocks to “make things lighter” is just too much to resist.
That said, apart from noting that we have been subject to this insanity again – and that the even more insane idea of applying ‘Double Summer Time” means that the possibility of something better being adopted – I really will say little more.
I didn’t even know it was that day again, and only found out when I looked at some of my older clocks this morning. I never saw or heard any mention of the shift on the TV or similar. Don’t they bother making the effort any longer? Has digital TV, cell phones, and GPS (I’ll exclude SatNav, since users of this are generally too thick to know what the time is anyway) led to the end of anyone caring about ‘moving’ the clock?
Everything else, including my laptop and watch, had updated itself without me having to touch them.
The watch is the spookiest – it doesn’t need anything at all done to it for the next 25 years, doesn’t need any adjustment, and doesn’t need any batteries either. All I have to is strap it on whenever I want to have it with me, and it is always working and always right.
Do vote below, thanks.
A few weeks after this upsetting event for clocks around the land, it seems someone noticed that it also had an adverse effect on teenagers.
Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather after reading that shocking surprise and revelation (aye, right).
These researchers must think we are mugs, and give them their research money just for turning up and having an idea.
Almost anyone who ever was a teenager, and can remember that far back, already knew this, and how the last thing you had in those days was a stable sleep cycle – EVEN if you tried!
Always wish I could have landed a job where I got paid for stating the blindingly obvious (but never got that lucky)