April 29, 2005

Hoosier land Conforms, Moves to DST

History has been made. I am not sure how I feel about this, I guess Roger says it best.

As a businessman, I am pleased about this change. Customers, bosses, and coworkers from out-of-state never seem to be able to determine what time it is here in the Hoosierland.I have to keep track of all my customer's time zones and make sure I arrive on time. I have to keep track of the clock-changing even though it did not affect me. I am not convinced this will spur new economic growth or bring new businesses to Indiana. It will make life easier for those business that are here. Eliminating the warehouse tax will help spur economic growth better.

As a Hoosier, I kinda like the uniqueness of having our own time. Even Microsoft had to create a special time zone catagory for us. No matter what, my clocks were always correct. I did not have to change every clock in the house twice a year. You do not know how difficult it is to make the microwave clock and stove clock disagree by exactly 37 seconds, just to piss my wife off. "Why are those clocks nevr the same?" i have some grave concerns about the kids perpetually going to the school bus in the dark. I have issues with the sun going down at 9:30 or 10:00 in the summer.

In the end, I suspect most Hoosiers feel as I do. We really do not care. Changing the clocks is a pain in the ass, but not the end of the world. This is just another inconvenience we will have to deal with.

1 comment:

Alli said...

Thank God we finally joined the rest of the world. I'm from the Region where we actually do things that make sense. *wink* I danced a little jig when I saw that I'd fianlly be able to call home without doing math! Yippee!!

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