1951. Daylight saving

Delores hated having to change all the clocks in the house just because the government had decided to tamper with the time. Summer time, daylight-saving – call it what you will… Surely most adults were old enough to decide for themselves if they wanted to do things earlier or later. Meddling with the time was a scheme invented by lazy politicians who liked to sleep-in in the mornings.

The change always came on a Sunday. Sunday was a day for relaxing and Delores, with the change of time, managed to feel tired all day. Monday tomorrow would be different. By then the body had almost got used to eating at the wrong time.

The first thing to do on Monday was to get the kids ready for school. They were grouchy because everything was earlier. Hurry, children! Hurry! At last, they were installed in the car and on their way.

They arrived near the school. This change of time was so confusing. For some reason she was an hour too early. They waited in the car. Children will argue! At last they could be released. It was then that Delores realized she hadn’t changed the clock in the car.

20 thoughts on “1951. Daylight saving

    1. Bruce Post author

      I dislike this change of time immensely. The power went off in the night so my bedside clock stopped. I didn’t even know the clocks were meant to change until I checked the computer. Bluuuu.

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  1. Justin

    So surreal. This addled my mind. Imagine if the government actually controlled the space-time continuum, and plotted everything – including the apocalypse and its bureaucratic horsemen!

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      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        I feel for you…it comes on November 1st here.

        My dad would bitch about it and say they only did it so politicians could make tee times on the course in the summer. lol

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  2. umashankar

    What Delores didn’t know the car was a Time Machine too. One needed to put it in the seventh gear that could be engaged by pushing the lever halfway towards the floor and rotating it about 1.75 times clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the destination sought in time, after changing the clock on the dashboard.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      My government meddles not just with the time, but with seasons, Seasons begin officially on the first of the month and not at the equinox or solstice.



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