Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring Forward; Fall Back

Fun With Time

Actual conversation at Session meeting:
Rev.St.Casserole: "Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. I hope people remember because I forgot to put it in the bulletin"
Session Member: "It starts Sunday???"
All Session Members: "I forgot!"

How long does it take for a new rug to be "baptized" by a pet? 16 hours after putting down the new runner, either Whistle or Fish lost breakfast in the center of the rug.

How long does it take a teen to get ready to go out the door? It varies.
for school? endlessly
for friends? instantly

How much time do you wait for your mother to take you somewhere? endlessly

How long does it take the clothes dryer to finish a pair of jeans?
If you are in a hurry: forever
If you don't care when the jeans dry: no time at all

When does "in 45 minutes" mean 45 minutes?
only by watching a clock otherwise 45 minutes translates into several hours or an entire day....

Wondering,

St. Casserole

4 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

Yeah, we forgot to put Daylight Savings in last week's bulletin too. Could be a lot of people arriving just in time for coffee hour.

Songbird said...

In my childhood church there was one family that invariably forgot to change the clocks, so each spring they arrived one hour late and each fall one hour early. Which is worse, do you suppose?

Sally said...

We moved the clocks forward last week in the UK...It fell on our Mothering Sunday too...not good, up earlier than early (so it seemed) and out to work on Mothers day.
Body and brain are now almost adjusted....except that I woke up at 2am this morning and re-wrote my entire sermon...off to bed now...yawn!!!

David said...

I told this story (again) - it's a true one. A friend who is a Methodist pastor told me one "spring forward" Sunday he arrived at the church early, as usual, to unlock and check on things. He was greeted in the parking lot by a very angry older couple. THey chewed him out for forgetting to set his clock forward and making them wait in the parking lot. He became convinced that maybe he HAD forgotten to spring forward, when the wife told him he should have been responsible like she was, and set every clock in the house forward an hour before she went to bed. That's when the husband looked at her and said "what do you mean YOU set the clocks forward?".
Oops.