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I HATE it when the clocks go back.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by zizzyballoon, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Like Groundhog Day
  2. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    It's really funny if you do the full witch costume. Their faces when you answer the door. LOL
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  3. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

  4. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    It is dark enough.
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I have pet Pheasants and i love them. Seriously. They're great.

    But this has also happened to me once. Only once.
    It was horribly crunchy. Seeing as, luck would have it, I was driving down a country road with my recently run over pet cat in the boot of the car, and on my way to a suitable spot to bury said cat (who i loved) to say this was a rather bad day would be an understatement. I cried. A lot.
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  6. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    Don't like it either; it gets dark so early and, as the mornings become gradually darker also, I feel that I hardly see daylight during the week!
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It must be like that all the time if you're a Mole
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  8. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    The thing is that I'm not a mole and I could literally weep with frustration at the thought it's going to be dark by 5pm tomorrow. And when I say literally I mean literally.:(
    InkyP and kibosh like this.
  9. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Lead commenter

    I have a radio controlled clock with hands which sets itself, and I have tried to stay up to see it happen. But never succeeded! I always give up and go to bed or nod off and find it has happened. All I can say is it doesn't do it at midnight or 1:00 am, so when does it do it !?
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  10. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Lead commenter

    How to remember which way the clocks go -- Spring forward, Fall back!
    kibosh likes this.
  11. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    It's like waiting for Father Christmas. It never happens while you're watching.
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  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You need to get yourself a dog like mine, zizzy.

    It will alert you to each occasion a cat or a rat or a brat farts on this side of the ocean. I can't believe you find it possible you'd be able to remain asleep if Father Christmas tried to get down your chimney with this dog in your house.

    You can borrow him if you like.
  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    2 am apparently. No idea why.
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  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    British summer time and the return to Greenwich Mean Time (UTC) begin at 1 a.m., this is when the times signalled by the MSF radio service and the Truetime telephone time service are altered. In fact, because the information is sent in advance, the MSF signal has already changed during the previous minute, and the Truetime signal changes during the previous second.

    However, only mains-powered radio-controlled clocks are likely to be continuously checking the MSF signal. Battery-powered radio-controlled clocks typically check the time only every hour, or every two hours, and radio-controlled watches only perhaps three times a day. This is to conserve the battery, as the reception unit takes more power than the clock/watch mechanism. So some radio-controlled clocks or watches may not 'realise' that the time has changed until several hours later.
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  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    We all take notice of this oppression in having to change our clocks, but is it actually legal to enforce us to change our working hours in this way? Has it ever been tested in a court of law?
  16. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It's officially supposed to happen at 2 a.m.
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  17. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Thanks for the offer but I'll pass because I'm not a doggy person..
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You's never get murdered on you sleep with him him around,

    You's never get any sleep mind.
  19. brooksy123

    brooksy123 New commenter

    Can’t wait for my car clock to be correct again tomorrow!
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  20. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Not as far as I know or can tell.
    Over the decades many attempts have been made by various bodies to change the system using Parliament to change the relevant law but none as yet has succeeded.
    Getting a court to even consider ruling on this would be an interesting but ( I think) difficult exercise and I cannot think on waht grounds the law could actually be challenged.
    If you have deep pockets I am sure that an attempt could be made though...

    As far as I recall, most of Europe now change their time systems on the same day as an EU directive was issued in order to standardise this
  21. curlcurlcurl

    curlcurlcurl Occasional commenter

    Am I the only one who feels as if the mornings are plunged deeper into darkness rather than actually being lighter?! o_O The psychological turmoil!
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