For most of my wife’s lifetime she lived in a state that never changed their clocks. She is an incredibly smart person but for some reason she just can’t get her arms around the time change coming up this weekend. She keeps asking me “what time will it really be?” and I’m not sure how to answer that. The time it really is is the time that it is. To make it even more confusing for her is that we will be travelling this weekend to a part of the state that is on Central time while we at home are on Eastern.
I just know that on Sunday morning when we are in Central time and have set our clocks back we will make plans to meet our son for breakfast/brunch at 10. and she will ask me “so what time is that really?” I will first tell her that it is at 10 just like we agreed to, but she will look at her watch which doesn’t reset and be ready to go at 8.
I’ll have to keep her out late so I can have the conversation of “It was 1 am an hour ago on our time back home but it is now 1 am again on our home time. It is also 1 am here, but it will be 1 am again here in an hour and 2 am back home which used to be 3 am back home.”
I even made a spreadsheet with the different times and highlighted which she should use at any given point
It probably doesn’t help though that the more confused she gets the more tickled I get.