- Jan 6, 2002
You don't bother setting your clocks forward and eventually they tell the correct time anyways. Anyone else like this? I know I've done it before. Matt
You do have smoke (and possibly carbon monoxide) detectors, don't you? And you do change their batteries twice a year, right?Yes, I have them. They are powered by electricity with a battery backup. No, I don't change the batteries twice a year: The detectors chirp when their backup batteries get low. It's enough to drive me mad, so those get replaced right away.
The detectors chirp when their backup batteries get low.Well, some people forget this. There are always a couple of news stories every year about some county animal control guy being called out to a house to find the bird that somehow became trapped in the basement or inside a wall. Naturally it turns out to be a dying battery in the smoke detector chirping away.
you have 3 cartons of milk in the fridge.I'm with you Mike - :b - I'm embarrased to admit that I do that too.
I also have a few Christmas decorations that I'm too lazy to pack up and they usually stay up until next winter (when they're back in style)
Back to the Clocks:
At least we get to advance the clocks an hour now, the fall SUCKS when you have to turn them back...especially the ones that:
a.) Only go forward, so you have to advance them 23 hours instead of back 1 hour.
b.) The clocks that have chimes every hour and you have to advance each hour and wait for the chime before you can advance it again.
I also have a few Christmas decorations that I'm too lazy to pack up and they usually stay up until next winterLOL! I leave my x-mas lights up all year round. Yeah, I'm one of them. But, I only have them on the front porch railing, which is white, like the lights, and EVERYONE who comes over uses my back door, so nobody notices (and you can't tell from the road when you drive by)
We should all be like Mountain Standard Time (or whichever zone it is) that doesn't do daylight savings.No entire time zone in the U.S. ignores Daylight Savings Time. A few individual states and territories, and a even a few individual cities within states do, but no whole time zones. Why these places would want to put themselves out of sync with the rest of the country for half the year is beyond me. I just know it was a giant pain in the butt when I worked at a customer service center that included Puerto Rico (which doesn't use DST) and we had to put all of our Spanish-speaking agents on 8 to 4 instead of 9 to 5 like the rest of the staff.