Most clocks to move ahead this weekend


Ron in Regina
#1
.....Except in Saskatchewan....& some pockets in B.C., I guess.

I'll have to remember to do exactly nothing, beyond replacing the
batteries in my smoke detectors.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

.....Except in Saskatchewan....& some pockets in B.C., I guess.

I'll have to remember to do exactly nothing, beyond replacing the
batteries in my smoke detectors.

Hmm...I do that in the fall along with the batteries in the electronic thermostat....
 
Ron in Regina
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Hmm...I do that in the fall along with the batteries in the electronic thermostat....


Oh....Good Call! I'll do that today too!!!!
 
JLM
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#4  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

.....Except in Saskatchewan....& some pockets in B.C., I guess.

I'll have to remember to do exactly nothing, beyond replacing the
batteries in my smoke detectors.

To me it would make a lot more sense just to get up an hour earlier (which is what we'll be doing) and leave the bloody clocks alone. By the time I get umpteen clocks changed it will be damn near time to turn them back anyway.
 
Machjo
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

.....Except in Saskatchewan....& some pockets in B.C., I guess.

I'll have to remember to do exactly nothing, beyond replacing the
batteries in my smoke detectors.

That's because you Saskatchewaners are smart. We Ontarians could learn something from you.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

To me it would make a lot more sense just to get up an hour earlier (which is what we'll be doing) and leave the bloody clocks alone. By the time I get umpteen clocks changed it will be damn near time to turn them back anyway.

Genious! Now only if Ontario can figure that one out.
 
petros
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#6
Yay! Tired, cranky accident prone people running around for the next 17 days. What a great idea daylight savings is.
 
Machjo
#7
How to survive the daylight saving time switch - Canada - CBC News

Looks like it's not even healthy according to this article above.

As for myself, I'll change my clock around as I alsways do but still sleep at the same time in terms of real time as I usually do, just meaning more free time before work and less time in the evening after work. Ridiculous.

hey Ron, how about you pass us Ontarions some of that Sask rational thought.
 
Spade
+1
#8
If you think DST is conterproductive, what about the way the work week is organized? Right now, most workers have Sunday off, work five days, and then have Saturday off. The two days off are separated by five work days. Would it not make more sense to have Friday and Saturday off so that after working five days (Sunday through Thursday), workers would have two days off at the end of the week? Productivity would increase and DST would be a unnecessary diversion.

By the way, at our latitudes, the only season when DST would make sense is winter. Where I live, that's October through April.

Furthermore, I find it difficult getting up at 2:00 am to set the clocks ahead. The wife won't do it, and the dog doesn't have an opposable thumb to fiddle with the settings.
 
JLM
+1
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

If you think DST is conterproductive, what about the way the work week is organized? Right now, most workers have Sunday off, work five days, and then have Saturday off. The two days off are separated by five work days. Would it not make more sense to have Friday and Saturday off so that after working five days (Sunday through Thursday), workers would have two days off at the end of the week? Productivity would increase and DST would be a unnecessary diversion.

By the way, at our latitudes, the only season when DST would make sense is winter. Where I live, that's October through April.

Furthermore, I find it difficult getting up at 2:00 am to set the clocks ahead. The wife won't do it, and the dog doesn't have an opposable thumb to fiddle with the settings.

Astounding thinking, somebody else should have thought of that years ago. Also having Sunday off before any work is done is downright poor work ethics.
 
petros
+2
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Furthermore, I find it difficult getting up at 2:00 am to set the clocks ahead. The wife won't do it, and the dog doesn't have an opposable thumb to fiddle with the settings.

How does Scooby Doo hold his joint? The dew claw?
 
Spade
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Astounding thinking, somebody else should have thought of that years ago. Also having Sunday off before any work is done is downright poor work ethics.


Absolutely! That is simply rewarding the indolent! Besides, is not Saturday the sabbath and Friday the Moslem holy day, so the revision I propose would not offend the 17% of the population who are pious!?

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

How does Scooby Doo hold his joint? The dew claw?

Scooby doesn't hold his joint; he is not sexually active.
 
lone wolf
+1
#12
Damn!... Now Dizel's walk clock will be TWO hours fast...
 
Spade
+2
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Damn!... Now Dizel's walk clock will be TWO hours fast...

Have you tried stopping from feeding him. That would reduce the frequency of walking the dog.
A note of interest...
My neighbour Henry says his great grandfather twice removed, as an economy measure in 06, tried teaching his racing pigeons to get by without eating. Henry says unfortunately just when the birds learnt, they died. Henry thinks it may have been a result of an early form of bird flu.

By the way, how does the government suggest roosters can be taught to crow DST?
 
JLM
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#14
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Have you tried stopping from feeding him. That would reduce the frequency of walking the dog.
A note of interest...
My neighbour Henry says his great grandfather twice removed, as an economy measure in 06, tried teaching his racing pigeons to get by without eating. Henry says unfortunately just when the birds learnt, they died. Henry thinks it may have been a result of an early form of bird flu.

By the way, how does the government suggest roosters can be taught to crow DST?

But I did hear the cows like D.S.T.
 
Spade
+1
#15
Don't get me started on cows. DST gives grass an extra hour to grow in the late evening. Cows are some of the most self-serving mammals on the planet, except, of course, our current government and its dumb-ox DST.

Have you noticed how DST morphed into GST. What in the hell is next?!!
 
lone wolf
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Have you tried stopping from feeding him. That would reduce the frequency of walking the dog.
A note of interest...
My neighbour Henry says his great grandfather twice removed, as an economy measure in 06, tried teaching his racing pigeons to get by without eating. Henry says unfortunately just when the birds learnt, they died. Henry thinks it may have been a result of an early form of bird flu.

By the way, how does the government suggest roosters can be taught to crow DST?

Bird flu.... It has such a natural ring to it....

Gee.... Time flies too. Suppose there's a connection?
 
WLDB
+1
#17
I hate moving the time. They should just scrap the idea. Its a bit annoying.
 
Mowich
+2
#18
Changing the clocks is one thing and not a problem as I just do it before I go to bed tonight. It's changing the darn clock in my car that finds me pulling my hair out and reading the manual trying to figure out which button to push next.
 
L Gilbert
+1
#19
Time change. Wifey and I will draft up another letter to the gov't about the stupidity and point out how much it costs the gov't in taxpayer $s to have all the clocks in all the gov't buildings in the 40 some odd cities changed twice a year.
 
JLM
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

Changing the clocks is one thing and not a problem as I just do it before I go to bed tonight. It's changing the darn clock in my car that finds me pulling my hair out and reading the manual trying to figure out which button to push next.

Been through that, the one on the electric range is almost impossible to change, it seems like you have to push the button forever with about 300 lbs. pressure. My old stereo was another real ordeal, it seemed like you had to push two buttons at the same time while turning the third one with your mouth.

Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Time change. Wifey and I will draft up another letter to the gov't about the stupidity and point out how much it costs the gov't in taxpayer $s to have all the clocks in all the gov't buildings in the 40 some odd cities changed twice a year.

Seems like we discuss this nonsense twice a year and nothing gets any better and the cows aren't giving any more milk.
 
Spade
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

Changing the clocks is one thing and not a problem as I just do it before I go to bed tonight. It's changing the darn clock in my car that finds me pulling my hair out and reading the manual trying to figure out which button to push next.

I have found driving one time zone west in spring solves the clock-in-the-car problem ; and, of course, returning in the fall.

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Bird flu.... It has such a natural ring to it....

Gee.... Time flies too. Suppose there's a connection?

Yep, except we've got time flu and the GD government's got flies.
Last edited by Spade; Mar 10th, 2012 at 03:55 PM..
 
L Gilbert
+1
#22
Could always wear one of those fancy newfangled dual-timezone watches.
 
Spade
+1
#23
Yep, Henry has one of those with the phases of the moon on it too. He's going crazy trying to figure out how to adjust the moon for DST.
 
L Gilbert
#24
lmao
 
Cliffy
+1
#25
The only clock I have is one that I made. It has only the four directions on it. I run on Indian time. Screw the government.
 
L Gilbert
#26
You run?
Um, that's called a compass. lol
Last edited by L Gilbert; Mar 10th, 2012 at 04:04 PM..
 
Spade
#27
Come Sunday, he'll be running faster.
 
JLM
+2
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Yep, Henry has one of those with the phases of the moon on it too. He's going crazy trying to figure out how to adjust the moon for DST.

So would that make him a lunatic?
 
L Gilbert
+1
#29
I wonder if he pays attention to the time if he's away from his home-made clock. Maybe he has a wristsundial?
 
Spade
+1
#30
PS
Speaking of the government...
When the government moves the old-age-pension clock from 65 to 67, will that be a fast one?

Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I wonder if he pays attention to the time if he's away from his home-made clock. Maybe he has a wristsundial?

Yep, Cliff's sundial has luminous numbers on it so he can tell the time at night!
 

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