It Doesn’t Matter Much

If you look at something as being a pain in the ass, then you are going to hate it, but if you develop a more positive attitude, it will be easier for you to adjust.  Daylight saving time 2021 in Florida ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 7, which means that I have to turn my clocks back one hour to be in sync with the rest of the population.  I always set all of my clocks the night before, as that way when I wake up all is right with the world.  Some of my clocks will change automatically, like the ones on my computer, my cell phone, my TV and my Alexa Echo Show.  I have two clocks in my bedroom that I have to change and, in the kitchen, I will need to change the microwave clock and the oven clock.  The only clock left for me to change is the one in my car, because I don’t wear a watch anymore.

Back in the early 80s, I had this idea of setting up a global network of satellites that would beam in the correct time to everyone’s watch and then there would be no need to change them, and I thought this could be used in schools to help from having the janitors go into every classroom.  It would have been good for people flying through different time zones, but sadly my idea was ahead of its time.  When I lived in Milwaukee Wisconsin, they did not conform with the rest of the country on this, because that is the Dairy State and they felt it would upset the cow’s milk production.  They changed their clocks a few weeks later than the rest of the country.

Some clocks are easier to change than others and moving the time one hour ahead can be done by pushing just a few buttons, but switching it an hour back takes more work.  The thing that I like about setting my clocks back an hour, is getting that extra hour of sleep.  I can remember when I was young, this meant an hour extra for drinking, but now it is sleep.  I just ordered a Fitbit because my doctor wants me to walk a mile every day, however it did not arrive yet and I hope that it does not have a clock that needs to be changed.  One good thing about switching the time on your clocks, is that you can always change your furnace filter at this time.  That was always my reminder to do that chore.

Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser # 50 – Time charge – Yes or No?

12 thoughts on “It Doesn’t Matter Much

  1. I’m a time change grouser mostly because of the physical discomfort it causes me. Otherwise, being retired, honestly? I don’t care much. I do care that physically I feel like crap for a week or so after they spin the hands one way or the other. The solution is there (I learnt this when I was working, because I always had such a tough time adjusting): roughly two weeks prior to the time change (either way, but particularly for the ‘Fall” back one), start going to bed about 15 minutes earlier each night until you reach the new time setting. By the time the change does roll around, you’ll be used to the schedule and so will your bones or physical self. It works, I just don’t bother now because I really don’t have anything urgent I have to get to. So I bitch about it. A little bit. 😉 Nice post Jim!

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    1. A few U.S. territories also refrain from observing Daylight Saving Time: the commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Marina Islands; the U.S. Virgin Islands; American Samoa; and Guam.

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