Time Zone Delta Weirdness

Time Zone Delta

We’re in the middle of that week in November when our friends in Berlin have switched off Daylight Time (October 28) and before we switch off Daylight Time ourselves here in Atlantic Canada (November 4). Which is causing scheduling discord to break out all over the place. You’d think that there would be some body at the United Nations that could work this all out so that we jump at the same time.


Kevin's picture
Kevin on November 1, 2007 - 17:33 Permalink

A quick solution to any Daylight Saving Time problem: DUMP IT

1) It’s poorly named because it “saves” nothing

2) DST gives parents trouble getting kids to bed when, “c’mon mom, it’s still light outside!”

3) DST gives parents trouble getting kids up when, “uhhh, waaa, it’s still dark out!”

4) DST frigs with anyone who has S.A.D. because morning sun has greater positive effect than evening sun for people with S.A.D.

5) god didn’t invent it and it ain’t necessary

6) They always bring up farmers to defend DST… farmers don’t need a clock to tell them when the sun is up.

7)When one gives it careful consideration one quickly discovers that the economists who say it saves energy are precisely wrong, leaving out DST would save energy…

(And to make the PEI Department of Tourism argument on their behalf)

8)Longer summer evenings skew toward more a more $mature$ clientele and would help quiet the down-town-whiners (as some have called them) who would appreciate bars closing an hour earlier.

Mark Wubben's picture
Mark Wubben on November 1, 2007 - 19:37 Permalink

But, you had the chance this year to synchronize with Europe! Instead you moved your dates right past ours

oliver's picture
oliver on November 1, 2007 - 22:47 Permalink

What bugs me are the countries that create their own hemi- and demi-zones. I think Indian time is a half hour different than its nearest zones, and its neighbor Nepal is 15 minutes different. Luckily the connecting trains and buses aren’t often on schedule.