Monday, November 1, 2010

October fool!

Who came up with this idea about daylight saving hours or whachamacallit. Haruuumph
I had been warned by friends that I should take my time back by an hour when the clock strikes 11.59pm, 30th October. Did I listen? Noooo.
I was actually awake 00.01am 31st of October. But I started wondering... ‘do they mean midnight of 30th or midnight of 31st?’
‘Surely the last day of the month is a more seemingly time to change the time – end of a month, beginning of the new?’ blah blah. Well, this sort of mono-discourse beats counting sheep, I dozed off.
Woke up in a tizzy in the morning. It was 9.40am. Mass was at 10am. Didn’t wanna be late. Off my bed I flew. Showered, thankfully I had decided on what to wear the night before, pulled on my dress, a coat, tights. No time for  makeup…..just run. Oh dear, no earrings too. It don’t matter. God loves you just like that.
After 15mins at a fast trot, I approached the church gate.
Strange, no cars outside.
Inner church doors were still locked.
Noone else was around.
While I was wondering if I had mixed up my days of the week, or maybe missed an announcement about a change of mass time,
I saw a notice on the board. It read:

ARE YOU LOOKING AROUND AND WONDERING WHY YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE HERE?
DID YOU REMEMBER TO MOVE YOUR CLOCK BACK AT MIDNIGHT? I GUESS NOT.
WELL, NOT TO WORRY, GO AND TAKE A CUP OF TEA WHILE YOU WAIT FOR THE REST OF THE CONGREGATION.

You gotta admire British humor. Sure beats a notice screaming: OCTOBER FOOL!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Ha ha...this is funny. Thankfully, here in yankee, we have watches and clocks that turn back time automatically for us.

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  2. Oh sweetie, I hate it when that happens! Did the time change here yet? I don't think so. Dang! If it has I'm in trouble! And I don't care if you don't put on make up, but don't you go anywhere without lipstick, Ginger! A little lipstick is not optional! You never know who's looking!

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  3. @LL - you're totally allowed to have a laugh on me. Lucky you, your thingies are automated to account for the idiosyncrazies. Mine was still on Naija time zone.

    @Mom - You're A-okay. Pacific time is unchanged...for now.
    I've got walking on the road and applying makeup pat down. Is that okay?

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  5. Oh, Ginger, we used to have a priest who was quite a joker. He told people in that situation to spend the hour praying for wisdom. Good thing we loved him.

    Our time changes this coming weekend. Saturday night.

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  6. I hate when we turn the clock back because it's dark at like 4 pm. WTF? I think we've all been there. I live in NY and when I started reading your post I had to make sure I hadn't forgotten. Nope. We change them this weekend! :-)

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  7. ACK! You scared me for a second - I thought we had changed the clocks in the US and nobody said anything. Whew! And yes, I do so love British humor.

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