Later? Not around here, everything is earlier.
I went to bed at 1:18am slept/lay there for 6 hours and I woke up at my usual time of 6:15am.
The kids don’t care what time it is, digits on a clock make no difference, it’s daylight so it’s time to get up. I really don’t look forward to the next few weeks until the sun realises it too can sleep in past 6am so the kids don’t have to wake up, during school holidays of course, at 5:30am.
Although one reason I don’t particularly want the darkness to last longer is because the house across the road has some strange comings and goings between 3am and 6am several days a week when it’s still a little bit dark. I’ve always thought it was a drug house, but serious what would dope growers and drug sellers need to be up at 3am for, they must be doing something totally legit and I have an over active imagination.
The sun now goes to bed earlier and the curtains don’t fade, the cows don’t forget to come in to get milked and stupid Queenslanders run out of dumb excuses related to them being closer to the equator. For six months they have to just accept the problem is them and not the rest of the country.
For six months when my wife’s family ring here at lunch time they aren’t eating breakfast, when they ring while they are eating lunch we aren’t preparing dinner. And when my wife wants to talk to people at home on Facebook she doesn’t have to sit up until 3am, 2am is a much more respectable hour.
As of tonight the prompt starts coming it at 10pm instead of 11pm like yesterday, or 12pm like a few weeks ago. That means the majority of my viewers will still be working while I try to sleep but most of them will be finished work not long after I get up for breakfast so that gives them NO EXCUSES not to read my ramblings and tell me how good I am so I can start my day on a high!
Because I haven’t changed the clock in the bedroom my wife will, for today at least, think that she’s scored herself an extra hour of sleep when the clock tells her she got up at 11am. And in six months when time goes the other way and she sleeps until 10am I just don’t remind her that it’s actually 9am. It’s a just polite service I provide. Given that it’s school holidays I might even leave the clock in the bedroom an hour fast, my wife is not stupid she will know it’s not right but when her blurry waking eyes read the time for the first time each day they wont be trying to subtract an hour so she’s get just a little kick along by thinking she slept that extra hour. I could go as far as changing the clock to the correct time at night then changing it again when I wake up but as I said my wife isn’t stupid!
Not working at the change of clock is a real bonus. Working night shift when the clocks change sucked. On a Sunday morning I used to start work at 1am, once a year I’d get to work, load the truck which took an hour, hit the road at 2am, then at 2:01, it would be 1:01am and I’d be an hour ahead of schedule. Alternatively at the other end I’d start at 1am, get in the truck at 2am and it would be 3am and I’d loose an hour of sleep. Thankfully the boss never knew how long I worked or slept for so he paid a 12 hour shift at double time even though I only spent 7 hours at work.
So when some idiot decided to be try and be funny with a later prompt because of April 1, I say the joke’s on you because everything here is early.
As for the not so amusing side not the prank, if it could be considered that, it only worked for a portion of the viewers given that pranks on April Fools day traditionally stop at midday. Ok we all know that some American’s think the world revolves around them, they know everything, they are always right and they are unequalled in everything but the world has these things called time zones and when the prompt came through there was a large portion of the world past the traditional pranking hour. So on behalf of all those people I’d just like to remind some people that their attempted prank just made them look sillier than usual!