Adjusting the Clocks – What’s Bedford Thinking?

It’s daylight savings time again, or is it the end of daylight savings?  Who knows, but more importantly, who cares.  On November 7, we turn our clocks back an hour.  For those who are really optimistic, we get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning.  For the more pragmatic amongst us, it means it will get dark at 4:30 in the afternoon.  

The majority of the world doesn’t want the biannual changing of the clocks to continue.  Although it’s not clear which they want to go, daylight savings or standard time.  

Undoubtedly the desire not to change the clocks has to do with the burden of physically changing them.  I know I always have to get the owner’s manual out to change the clock in my car.  Before the world of digital timepieces, it was at least intuitive as to how to change the time on a clock. Even if,  like me, you have the internal debate whether it’s safe to wind the clock backward or not.  

This brings us to an interesting question.  Do you still have an analog clock?  And if so, how many?  (For the younger set, an analog clock is one with a circle of numbers—1 to 12, and a big hand and a little hand.)

70% of Americans say they have at least one analog clock in their house.  Fewer than 50% say they have more than one.

So what is Bedford Thinking (counting) 

How many analog clocks do you have in your house?

Ready to be counted? Vote in the poll until noon next Saturday, November 13. You’ll find the poll in the right-hand column on The Citizen’s main page, or by scrolling to the bottom of your phone or tablet.



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