Thanks to Colleen for pointing out this gem from the Fort Wayne a.m. daily, about people who STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME:
When Andi Cole looked at the clock Sunday morning and saw 6:15 a.m., she was surprised at how rested she was.
Cole thought she still had an hour and 45 minutes before she had to be at her job as a dog groomer at Comb & Collar on Till Road. But her surprise and contentment were short-lived. Cole’s phone soon rang: It was her boss.
Cole’s boss, who lives above the grooming shop, informed her that a customer was waiting for her and that she was already 15 minutes late. Turns out, instead of setting her clocks one hour ahead Saturday night in preparation of the beginning of daylight-saving time Sunday, Cole set them one hour behind. It was 8:15 a.m., not 6:15 a.m.
No, wait, it gets better!
Still not convinced, Cole called a hotline that gives callers the current time and temperature, but it was busy. She then got out of bed and looked at her cell phone, which had automatically set the new time.
“I thought my customer had set it wrong,�? Cole said. “No, my customer was right. I was wrong.�?
I love those details. Such a Hoosier reaction: OK, so I’ll go along with this crazy idea, but when I do it wrong, I’ll ask for a second opinion.
On the other hand, it’s nice to know you can get your dog groomed at 8 a.m. on a Sunday in Fort Wayne.
UPDATE: Not DST-related, but in more breaking “Why did the Hoosier cross the road” news, this:
An unsuspecting woman purchased a “flat-screen television set” at a bargain price, the package even bubble-wrapped and complete with cord and controller. But when the street consumer returned home that February day with her “steal” of a product, she was likely steamed.
“It was actually an oven door inside the package,” explained South Bend Detective Sgt. Jim Walsh.