Tonight at midnight we lose an hour as we set our clocks forward to 1 a.m. Personally, I won’t be awake to spring ahead, and will have already given up those precious sixty minutes.
Airline travelers lose more than an hour when traveling across the international dateline. It is possible to lose an entire day. When I was a child, my father told me if a person kept traveling long enough in that direction, he would disappear completely. Dad’s sense of humor, I suppose.
At least he never told me the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus were real. I didn’t have to unbelieve such things when I grew up—other than the bit about marshmallows.
Happy daylight-saving time, everyone. I’m not sure where it’s being saved, but if you have a great story, I’d love to hear it.