Not exactly a Changing Times story but close enough!
Kids love snow days when the schools are closed, and so do we teachers.
One winter a few years ago we had lots of snow and every night we eagerly watched the weather report for the listing of school closures
When we did have a snow day my colleague Doug decided to spend it bingeing on some movies he had taped. He watched a few, and when we were back in school a day later he told me he had one more taped movie – a classic that was a favorite of mine – and he planned to watch it that night. Knowing I love that film he proposed we discuss it the next day.
And so the next day I sought him out, but he wasn’t at school. It seemed he’d watched the movie the night before, but when it was over the weather report came on and it was announced that a record ten inches of snow was predicted and all the city schools would be closed. Delighted, Doug turned off his alarm clock.
What my friend Doug didn’t realize was when he’d made that recording weeks before, he’d also taped the weather report that came on right after the movie.
Dana S Lehrman
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LOVE IT! Yes, that’s a problem.
i’m not sure if that makes him a Schlemiel, a Schlemazel, or a Schmageggi. But it’s a pretty funny situation! Thanks for the story.
Thanx Dale, but honestly my friend’s not really a dopey guy, was just over-eager perhaps for another snow day!
Glad to give you a good laugh Laurie!
That is funny, especially as I have also found myself reacting to weather and traffic reports from weeks or months ago!
Thanx Dave, in retrospect it was funny, but I bet my friend Doug didn’t think so at the time!
Good story! Doug got outwitted by his technology. My IPhone got a good chuckle.
In my long ago youth I was partial to Daylight Savings Time and hostile to moving back to the dark and cold days of Standard Time. One year I kept my bedside clock on Daylight Savings Time, as a protest, as an empowerment, as an indulgence.
Your right to protest indeed Jon, but did that make you always an hour early on your appointed rounds – or an hour late? (Can never get that straight!)
My stand against changing my clock was a mere Quixotic gesture, without real (ie, the popularly accepted “real”) impact on my times of arrival and departure. Although I do know someone who was always an hour late for everything in her life, as though she had a built in EDT app. That was, in retrospect, her maladjustment to reality and/or her sincere expression of herself.
Or maybe like me she always tries to pack too much in!