The change back to standard time is upon us again. Most of the U.S. will "fall back" one hour starting Sunday morning. Here in the Phoenix area, we don’t change time, time is always standard for Arizonians. So for my part, I don’t have to do anything other than confirm that the time setting on all my electronic devices is still the same.
But because I have friends and family in many different states. I have to be aware that starting Sunday they are now 1 full hour earlier than they are today. This is sometimes a problem for them as well because when they think it is a good time to call, I might be eating lunch or dinner.
It also means that my DVR may get confused and I will record an episode of The Three Stooges instead of Gilligan’s Island. Which means that I may never find out if the castaways get off the island. Although I am not sure why they want to get off the island, it looks like paradise.
Here is an interesting trivia question. How many of you remember the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973? It placed the entire country on daylight savings time for 2 full years. The idea was to save energy during the oil embargo. I am not sure it saved any oil, but I am sure it confused a lot of people and cost businesses a lot of money.
For my part I kind of like the fact that Arizona doesn’t switch time because during daylight savings time the NFL football games were on TV here at 10:00 am and that was way too early to go to a bar and watch football. Now I can at least have lunch with my beer.
For the next few weeks, I will be asking my friends in other states “What time is it where you are?” Don’t be offended, I don’t always know what time it is. Or what day for that matter.
Listen to Chicago play "Does anybody know what time it is?"
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