Monday, October 29, 2012
Each year since I have been here, I have written a post about Mexico's return to standard time a week or two before The States and Canada fall back an hour.
There are good reasons for the difference. The primary being that Mexico is closer to the equator and we have less meed to "save" daylight. Our days and nights are closer in length all year long. Certainly much closer than the frigid plains of Alberta.
But I did not mention the pending change on Saturday this year. For a good reason. I forgot.
We talked about it at church last week. Telling tales how folks show up an hour early for church in the fall. And then make up for it in the spring by being an hour late.
Even after participating in what could have been self-mockery, I went to bed without setting the clocks an hour back. I got up at my regular time and prepared breakfast.
It was not until I started reading comments on my blog that I looked down at the clock in the lower right corner and realized I could have slept for another hour.
So, we residents of Mexico are now an hour closer to our northern brethren. Until the law puts everything into balance once again in a week.
And, as luck would have it, I will be in Oregon for the change this year. That means I get two hours back when I only lost one last spring.
With logic like that, I could be a government economist.