Daylight Saving Time is a tech nightmare!

Stress! This whole “spring forward” really stressed me out this year. As we all know, it happened between a Saturday and Sunday, something like 2am or 3am we’re supposed to move our clocks ahead one hour.

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Doesn’t sound too difficult, right? Wrong! For starters, I love clocks so I have 7 in my home, not including a phone and 3 or 4 watches. You’re still thinking, “So what? What’s the big deal?” aren’t you? Here’s the part that did me in this year: of these dozen or so keepers of the time, which ones will automatically switch to the new time? Smart phones are smart enough to do that, I’m sure. But what about my smart watch? What about my regular watches? How about the stove clock and the microwave clock… are they programmed to “know” when to spring forward and fall back?

This conundrum weighed heavy on me because on this time-change weekend I had an event that started at 630am, punctuality high on my list of importance. So here’s what I did…

  1. before bed, I set all the clocks and watches ahead one hour EXCEPT for one wrist watch and one clock.
  2. Wore two watches all night long, the smart watch on my right wrist, and the unchanged watch on my left.
  3. Woke up at 5am and hoped for the best. Ideally, the watch on my left would match the unchanged clock, and everything else would match being an hour ahead.
  4. Check the 5am news to see what time they had.

I was totally stressing out for nothing, wasn’t I? Or maybe I’m just like everyone else who were also bamboozled by the same predicament! I mean, in our advanced technological age, how are we supposed to know which clocks are programmed with Daylight Savings time already accounted for?


Also, thank you for stopping by, do you mind telling me what time you have? Just want to make sure I’m an hour ahead of where I was this time last week!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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