This next weekend is on my extremely short list of my least favorite weekends of the year. Why? We will be switching to Daylight Savings Time. It seems as though losing an hour happens when I'm tired enough already. Oh well, we'll get that hour back in November, right? I'm going to confess something to you in this public forum and I beg you not to turn me in to the authorities — I do not get up in the middle of the night to change my clocks. (Gasp!) For a day or two afterwards, I keep finding clocks that I didn't think of on various appliances, etc. I basically loathe the whole process.
Time has been on my mind lately already as I try to grasp the reality that our grandson Drew is turning four this Wednesday. My long-time readers will probably find that as hard to believe as we do! It doesn't seem like four years since he was born six and a half weeks early. Our second grandchild is due in about a month, and at least for Grandma and Poppie, the time has just flown since we first heard the news. (Although it may not have seemed that way for Mark and Katie, especially for Katie....) The same is true of how fast Nora and Topher's wedding is coming up — in less than four weeks!
Today's blog post is a mixture of cartoons and jokes about time,.
Many people have a fairly fluid sense of time, as seen in the following chat exchange.
A customer calls the round-the-clock tech support hotline to ask what hours the call center is open.
Tech: "The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Customer: "Is that Eastern or Pacific time?"
(I'm not sure the tech was able to help that customer as the call continued....)
This next cartoon helps me better understand things when a student tells me how long he or she worked on something for my class.
Airhead: "Excuse me, what time is it right now?"
Friend: "It's 11:25pm."
Airhead (confused look on face): "You know, it's the weirdest thing — I've asked that question at least thirty times today, and every time someone gives me a different answer."
Since I don't have enough time to do all the things I enjoy doing, I have a hard time understanding those who experience boredom.
Late one evening, proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends, a man led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong. "What's that gong for?" one of the guests asked.
"It's not a gong. It's a talking clock." the man replied.
"A talking clock? Seriously?" asked his astonished friend.
"Yup," replied the man.
"How's it work?" the second guest asked, squinting at it.
"Watch," the man said. He picked up a hammer, gave it an ear shattering pound, and stepped back. The three stood looking at one another for a moment. Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed "You IDIOT! Don't you know it's ten past one in the morning?!"
There are many time wasters available today that can cut into our productivity.
Do you like switching to and from Daylight Savings Time? I guess our liking it or not liking it won't change anything, but at least you have a platform for venting if you don't.
"We don't seek God because He's lost — it's because we're lost and need Him." - Drew Conley
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