Monday, October 30, 2006

Time Change Weekend

Be forewarned, boys & girls, it was time change weekend & everything is out of whack again! All your TV shows will be on a different time, & if you're phoning friends out of province, remember to account for that, too.

I was informed of the time change by Velvis, who lives in the land of oil & cattle, but forgot again {Alzheimer's, or headache bump, take your pick} until I noticed the clock here at DBM was wrong. So I had to go in and piss around with HTML & fix. What a waste of my precious time.

I am a firm believer in not changing our clocks. I like that here in the land of the living skies we refuse to assimilate, we refuse to participate in this anachronistic ritual ~ note big word, super-genius! Last year, or mayhaps the year before I don't quite remember {again, the big "A" or headache bump} there were grumblings in the media that our Premier was tossing around the idea of going to Daylight Savings Time. This angered me so much that I wrote emails to him & other members of the legislature loudly voicing my opposition. I can't remember to tie my damn shoes sometimes, how am I supposed to remember to change my damn clocks? None of my clocks run on the right time anyway, but that's a whole other matter.

What angers me about this whole debate, more than anything else, is that we are not considered our own time zone. In the summer, we're "Mountain Standard Time" and now we're on "Central Standard Time". What rot! We should have our own time zone. We're the only province in this great country of ours that remains where we are all year round, & we should be regarded as unique, not hangers-on with the others, flip-flopping back & forth willy-nilly.

If you need to adjust the time on your computer ~ if you have a PC ~ there is a time zone called Saskatchewan. Why isn't it official? Why doesn't it show up anywhere else?

I've got it! We should all write letters lobbying for our own time zone called "WSPT" We Stay Put Time. Ok, it's early in the morning for me, that's as witty as it gets. But I'd like to hear your suggestions, too. Maybe once I have a nap, something brilliant & super-geniuslike will come to me. Don't hold your breath.

1 comment:

tamado said...

Okay, first of all, we are in the Central Standard Time Zone. We just associatte ourselves with the appropriatte time zone when the rest of the world oscilates times around us. IE: When those in the mountain time zone are in daylight savings, they are actually in the Mountain Daylight time zone.

So, those are the details, now on to something more important. While I agree the principle of flipping clocks to "save daylight" is asinine, our refusal to assimilate is not cute or quirky, it is simply frickin' annoying. For those of us required to do business across the country we are constantly inindated with people asking what time it is where we are because they cannot keep track. Let's even knock it down to your TV tragedy. If we also observered daylight savings time, all of your shows would be on at the correct time after you had adjusted your clocks. So, we may not think DST is that smart, but our meager <1M people are not going to change the world, so, PLEASE, can we not just jump on the train that keeps going by us? I have to agree with Gormley, our refusal to function the way everyone else does is a metaphor for our province and may explain our dwindling population at the time of a major economic boom?!?!?!