Time Change Already?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

Yup! Next Weekend we change our clocks back from Daylight Saving time.  How many people are late each year for something because they forgot to change their clocks.

November 20011 we changed our clocks and according the National Geographic 27% of the people that were in a time zone that changed were late.  Heck my wife says, I don't need an excuse to be late!  If it isn't a real estate appointment I am late.  She thinks I am going to be late for my own funeral.  I have no doubt she'll make sure I am on time!  

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Now don't think anything but good thoughts we get along great and are best friends too.  That doesn't mean my little obsession for trying to cram 50 minutes in a 40 minute time slot doesn't cause some kind words of encouragement. :-)

If you are like me and want to know more about subjects I have a link for the National Geographic on this Day Light Saving issue.  They take on the subject of should we have it or not?  I remember the little rhyme that came out when this rule was first invoked.  "Fall Back, Spring Ahead" We move our clocks one hour.  The problem now is almost every thing you buy has a clock!  Some automatically adjust and others like your oven, stove, microwave, private phones and a couple wrist watches that I keep for working rather than dress require changing.

So the key is a reminder to change your clocks, write a sticky note, and place it on your microwave door.  You will remember and laugh at all those people that show up to church with wet hair!

What percentage of people do you think will be late when we change our clocks next week?



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Cynthia Grimes
eXp Realty, LLC - Westminster, MD
"With You Every Step Home!"

Gary, I cannot wait for the time to change.  It is so much nicer showing homes in the evening when it is lighter.  The time change adds extra hours to my day, yeah!

Mar 04, 2012 02:48 AM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Some of the numbers don't work on my microwave so it's difficult to change the time when the power goes out, or for daylight savings time. We have to wait for a time that doesn't have a 4, 7 or 9. I'm looking forward to the extra hour of daylight. Now if it would just warm up.

Mar 04, 2012 02:50 AM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Gary, they have shrunk the standard time of year to a minimum, which I think is actually good. Thanks for your reminder.

Mar 04, 2012 02:50 AM #3
Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az - Surprise, AZ
Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley

I say 28%. We do not change in Arizona but I do have to get used to going from Mountain time to pacific time.

Mar 04, 2012 02:53 AM #4
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Hi Cynthia, I think it also adds to security for everyone showing homes.  One wrong step and you take take a spill.  Thanks for the comments Cynthia.

Hi Debbie, I thought your were going to tell me your clock is right twice a day regardless of spring or summer! :-)  Thanks for the commments Debbie.

Hi Gary, I think you may have dodged a bullet with the storms this time.  WOW! Sad stuff.  I have to say living in the North where the sun is a premium in the winter months more daylight is better than dark at 5 pm even if it is gloomy.  Thanks for the comments Gary.

Hi Jim, I was surprized when I read the article.  You may be right seems more people forget than expected.  My wife remembers or I would be one of those 27% too!  Thanks for your comments Jim.  Do you use a foot wedge playing golf. :-)



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