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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another Reason to Hate Daylight Saving Time

I was out of town on the weekend of the "Big Change." As usual, I set the alarm on my cell phone to rouse me in the a.m. Since I'm not a very trusting person, I also set the hotel's bedside alarm clock as a back-up.

Not surprisingly, it was the alarm clock that woke me.

Since I am a very inquisitive person, I scrolled through the settings on my cell phone to see what went wrong. Had the clock reset to Central Daylight Time? Yes. Was the alarm on? Yes. Was it set for the correct time? Aha! It was off by (yes, you guessed it) one hour: 7:00 instead of 6:00.

Now, I have seen cell phone clocks fail to adjust automatically to coincide with this idiotic time-shift, but for the time of the alarm to jump ahead? There was a distinct possibility that I could have ended up oversleeping by two whole hours!

Pretty clever, daylight saving time. You almost got me. Pardon the expression, but you'll have to get up pretty early to fool me. I won't rest until I put you out of my misery once and for all.

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