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.
Michael said on April 3, 2006 at 10:12 am
Nance, I have enjoyed your (whatever it is) for years, especially because of your willingness to point out the really amazing details in your stories. The last sentence here is the perfect example of that.
Who knew Fort Wayne (which I have never visited) was so cosmopolitan as to need Sunday am dog grooming.
Nick said on April 3, 2006 at 10:30 am
Five bucks says Ms. Cole shows up two hours early for work on October 29th.
Dorothy said on April 3, 2006 at 10:37 am
Oh gosh she’ll REALLY be a mess when 2007 rolls around and she’s changing clocks in March instead of April.
brian stouder said on April 3, 2006 at 10:37 am
and $5 more says that whoever the Democrats run against Marvelous Mitch will make a point of repeatedly asking ‘What time is it in Indiana?’ – and the crowd will chant back ‘Time to get a new governor!’
mary said on April 3, 2006 at 2:47 pm
I bet it was the dog groomer who bought the oven door. Do people from Ft. Wayne shop in South Bend?
brian stouder said on April 3, 2006 at 3:39 pm
Only when they’ve gone to South Bend to watch the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play; otherwise – if a person was going to drive that far – they’d go on into Chicago!