About eight years ago as a daylight savings time change approached, a fellow Forest Service retiree told me of his tactic to remove any doubts about which way to reset his clocks. He bought two cheapo watches--one set on standard time, the other on daylight savings time. He merely switched them on change days and used his wristwatch as a guide to reset all other timing devices in his household.
I already owned a cheap wristwatch. I found a duplicate at Walmart on sale for $5.00 (sometimes that place is worth visiting). Ever since, I have kept one on standby in a dresser drawer until it was
|So they're two minutes off. Who cares now that they're obsolete?|
The switcheroo worked equally well moving between eastern time at our
Michigan home and central time in often-visited
son and I took that trip this summer. I decided to brag a little and made a
show of trading watches as we were about half way across Lake
Michigan on a ferry. Lee
said, "Oh, but time changes aren't any problem."
"How so?" I asked.
"My smart phone automatically makes the adjustment. I just tap the time ap."
Time and technology once again have marched on. One of my favorite schemes has been rendered obsolete. Anybody want to buy two watches used only about half a year each throughout their lifetimes?