Can’t Daylight Save This Order

, , , , , , | Working | November 24, 2015

(It is the night daylight saving time ends. Around 1:40 am, daylight time, I order some food for delivery and they tell me it will arrive in 30 to 45 minutes. An hour and a half later, it still hasn’t arrived, so I call the restaurant to complain. Note that because of the clocks turning back at 2:00 am, it is now only 2:10 am.)

Me: “Hello, I placed an order for delivery an hour and a half ago. You told me it would be here in 30 to 45 minutes and it’s still not here.”

Employee: “I see here that you ordered at 1:40 am. It’s now 2:10 am. It’s only been half an hour. It should be there in about 15 to 20 minutes.”

Me: “No, I ordered it 90 minutes ago, before the clocks were set back.”

Employee: “So, you’re telling me that the timestamp our computer automatically prints out is wrong and you didn’t order at 1:40 am?”

Me: “No, I did, and then 20 minutes later, daylight saving time ended and it went back to 1:00 am. It’s now 70 minutes after that.”

Employee: *sarcastically* “Right… So our employees time-traveled back an hour to avoid making your food?”

Me: “Do you understand how daylight saving time works?”

Employee: “I really don’t care. You ordered half an hour ago. We’re very busy right now. Unless you’re going to stop lying, just wait for your food.” *hangs up*

(The food finally arrived after another half-hour, and it was cold. How do people not know how daylight saving time works?)


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