Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall Back

The alt+text for this comic reads, “As best I can tell, I was transported here from Earth Prime sometime in the late 1990s. Your universe is identical in every way except for the lobster thing, and the thing where some of you occasionally change your clocks for some reason.”
Daylight Savings was a thing we started doing during the Great War. All the boys were off in Europe fighting, and those that weren’t (plus the women) needed more time to get the harvest in. People at the time thought that the act of changing their clocks was ridiculous and a lot of them were like, “yeah, I’m not doing that.” But then the government was like “but, WAR, guys,” and made it a patriotic thing, so people stopped complaining and changed their clocks and still thought it was kind of ridiculous but didn’t want to say anything because they didn’t want anyone else to think that they didn’t support the war effort.
Now, however, the only thing Daylight Savings is good for is for one day of sleeping in during the autumn and several weeks of hate-filled, jet-lagged mornings in the spring.
Maybe we should all try to “fall back” to Earth Prime. I’d be okay with giving up lobster.

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