Time for a change — 13 Comments

  1. I think the sundial on Dun Laoghaire pier is still set to Dublin Mean Time – the odd journey there allows an opportunity to check the watch.

    • I hadn't really thought about it, but when a sundial is mounted the time really is set in stone!

  2. I keep my timepieces on GMT all year round.

    What I find curious is that nobody I know questions the biannual clock tampering rigmarole. If people crave the psychological extra hour of light in the evening, why not just do everything an hour earlier instead?

    It would be interesting if enough people just refused to acknowledge daylight saving time and what the outcome would be but I doubt that will ever happen.

    • I have tried that but the problem is that radio and television stations refuse to play ball.  It's damned inconsiderate of them, I think.  Also it causes some confusion when I agree to meet someone and I miss them by an hour…  😐

      • Yes, it does cause the brain to think more mathematically but I usually quote meeting times in both GMT & BST to avoid confusion, although even that isn’t foolproof.

        However, I do derive some amusement when I’m quoted a quarter past two appointment and I reply with, “so, that’s 13.15 GMT?” Suffice to say that responses vary.

  3. Excuse my ignorance, but do you refer to your winter clock time as Western European Time (WET) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)?

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