Thursday, March 29, 2007

Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?

Israel goes on and off Summer time in such a secret way that you usually don't know it's happened until you show up an hour late or early for some important appointment, or you miss a plane. I seem to remember the "Spring forward" happening here in recent years just before Passover, and because our time changes have in recent years taken place on a Thursday night, and Passover eve is coming up on Monday, I kind of suspect it's going to happen tonight. But I don't know for sure. I guess I'll wait until tomorrow morning and listen to the 10 o'clock news and maybe they'll know. Then again, they don't always know either.

Why do I love this place so much? The daily mysteries, I guess.

6 comments:

Miss Worldwide said...

Although I live in London, I had the exact same problem. I wasn't sure if the change had occured or not, so I googled "what time is it?" and got several different answers... then I realised the time on my computer and my cellphone were different: my beloved powerbook had changed the time on his own, which is very thoughtful of him, but without letting me know!!!! How am I supposed to know we changed the time if he hides things from me? Powerbook, we have to com-mu-ni-cate!

Claude said...

In Paris, they advertise it quite a lot, thank you. I wish we didn't have to go through this, though. I hate having to lose an hour!

Savtadotty said...

Miss Worldwide - None of my electronic devices seems smart enough to change the time on their own, so today was dedicated to resetting them all, manually. Including the microwave oven.

Claude - I much prefer the Fall, when we gain back that hour.

Udge said...

Wouldn't be easier, and sensibler, to split the difference and forget about it?

Udge said...

(Of course "sensibler" is a word. What's your point? ;-)

jennifer said...

Yep, I lost an hour of sleep and had to show up for work on Friday 8 A-M (it was my turn to "head secretary"). My brand-spanking new co-worker showed up an hour late. She was on the bus and heard them announce the 10 am news and thought they were joking!