Bet you didn’t know that China and India have just one standard time zone despite being enormous countries that span a whole bunch of geographical time zones.
Should we do that in America? How the bleep should I know?
The amount of media attention given to daylight saving time is out of control. My news feed is full of articles on the benefits and horrors of the annual ritual, depending on the author’s point of view. And some of them have surprisingly strong opinions.
Now ask me if I care. Because I don’t. Not for a nanosecond.
To a consultant who works from home time is completely arbitrary. I can get up and start working or quit working and start drinking whenever I want. The time on the clock makes absolutely no difference to me. I don’t even use an alarm. I have my own time zone. I’m always living on Tobak Time.
Of course it wasn’t always that way. You know I am anything but a morning person who spent decades getting up way earlier than he wanted to. Don’t even get me started on those 7 am flight times, jet lag and all that. And I survived just fine. Know why? Because people can get used to just about anything.
There are worse things in life than your internal clock being out of sync with the external clock. Way worse. Folks really should put that in perspective, have a little discipline in their lives and quit whining about stuff they have no control over.
If it really bugs you then quit your job, become a consultant and live in your own time zone like I do. Problem solved.
Image credit Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory, MoMA