It happens every time.
I think that switching time won’t affect me and that it is a mere blip on my daily routine but then Summer Time arrives.
So I sit here with my morning cuppa and I glance at the time on my laptop. Fuck! It’s later than I thought it was. The day is half over and I haven’t even started yet.
The physical aspect of clock changing isn’t too bad. My laptop, my mobile and even the central heating have all reset themselves. The clocks just need their hands moved a bit. The time on the kitchen equipment such as the oven and the microwave are dead easy.
Then it comes to my watch.
My watch is a bastard to adjust. For a start it’s like most modern stuff – it does a ton of things that I would never use and are only there to confuse me. Apart from analogue and digital displays it is a stopwatch and a timer. It has a World Time [?] function. There is a telememo thing that apparently lets me store phone numbers or something. It has a countdown timer and probably a host of other irritations. And to control all of this, there are just four buttons.
So I have to delve back into my archives to find the instructions for setting digital and analogue times. Luckily I have said instructions in digital format so I know where to find them.
It took about a quarter of an hour but I finally cracked it. My watch now tells approximately the right time. I can forget it for another six months or so.
Roll on the abolition of this biannual nonsense..