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Clocks Going Back...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Lord of the Teapot, 27 Oct 2007.

  1. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Yes, that time of year again. An extra hour in bed tonight for most.

    What are you going to do with your extra hour?

    Me? I'm going to be working. I do not alter the clocks until I get up, then I can get working an hour ealier. xx(

    OH! Extra tea as well :tongue: :sad:
     
  2. col

    col Veteran

    Soon comes round doesnt it?Dark at three thirty will soon be here.xx(
     
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    When my kids were babies/toddlers, I realised that they only pay attention to their body clock, and so the hour was 'lost' in a sea of nappies and baby food. Nowadays, it's MY bodyclock that won't play ball, and I invariably wake up early. So, I intend to lie in bed reading the paper (assuming paperboy remembrs the clock thang) and waking Mrs Fnaar up in my own particular style....xx( (but not both at same time, of course)
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    You don't GAIN an extra hour, you simply move an hour from the end of the day to the start.
     
  5. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Minor little detail xx(
     
  6. col

    col Veteran


    You do on night shift,you work an extra hour,and if you finish at midnight,as a driver,and start at nine am,you have to be took off the road for an hour,because you have broken the eight and a half hour break between shifts rule.xx(

    Oops sorry,thats when the clocks go forward:blush:
     
  7. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Excellent. I'm glad I read this post as I had somehow got it into my head that I would have to get up an hour earlier for the club ride tomorrow. :tongue: I'm sure I'd have worked it out myself eventually xx(
     
  8. col

    col Veteran

    Your actually getting up an hour earlier,by saturdays old time ,but at the right time on sundays time,cos you put the clock back an hour as you went to bed,er i think?xx(:tongue:
     
  9. radger

    radger Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'd forgotten. thanks for reminding me. Yay, not getting up in the dark for a couple of weeks.
     
  10. col

    col Veteran


    Doesnt make much difference to me,my start and finish times with the shifts im on ,are crap,so ill probably not go home or to work in the light for a while.xx(
     
  11. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :sad::biggrin:!:blush::biggrin:!:biggrin: What a load of old cock is altering the clocks twice each year!

    Business with Europe is affected.
    Burglary increases by 25%. (figure from Ass. Insurers).
    Personally I have to alter a total of 13 clocks/timers.

    One probably uses 1hr of 'saved' time doing this alteration of clocks.

    Do we really need to do this? Originally it was to aid farmers during WW2. I consider that this antiquated piece of legislation should be consigned to the dustbin of history!

    I've got better things to do with my "time" than p*ss about changing clocks. For God's sake let's not do it on this occassion. xx(:evil::tongue:
     
  12. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Some time in the 1970's 'we' stoped changing the clocks. If I remember rightly the darker mornings led to more road accidents so we went back to changing the clocks again.
     
  13. jonesy

    jonesy Legendary Member

    Actually there was an overall reduction in accidents, which is why RosPA and others are campaigning for keeping BST in winter and BST +1 in the summer.

    http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/advice/general/summertime_briefing.htm
     
  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton

    I agree wholeheartedly - I can't understand why it's still applied. Does anyone want it? Who are the lobbyists in favour? Grrrrrrrrrr!
     
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Its that horrible time of year, just think 8 weeks till Winter Solstice and then they start to draw out again albeit slowly.