I just got the notice over the e-mail circuit here at work: Put that clock ahead this weekend. Ahhh, confession time. I never set it back last Fall. No, I didn’t forget. It was purposeful deception.
Ma gets tired in the evenings and starts falling asleep on the sofa. yet she’s adamantly peering at the clock (when awake) to make sure she doesn’t go to bed until 10:00 pm. I’ve attempted many times to persuade her to go to bed when she’s tired, not by the clock. No dice. She’ll get up and stare at the clock.
When we got the notice to turn the clocks back last autumn, I started thinking about having an entire ‘nother hour to study to read or whatever in peace and quiet, no more idiotic, brain-sucking TV. That’s when we Central Time zoners started going by Eastern Time. All the TV programs show the show times in Eastern and Central times, all I had to do was make a little mental switch. Now it’ll be ruined!
I know, dirty me for messing with poor old Ma that way. Really, I think she’s been the better for it, getting better rest and less snoozing on the sofa. I have less anxiety because I get more time to myself. Of course, I could go ahead and put the clocks forward as I am told to do and keep it up, heh, heh, heh….