Monday, March 14, 2016

Whinging or Whining? Same Difference

Whinging is BritSpeak and we all know what whining is here in America.   So you can pick the epithet that should be applied to me this morning.

First off, getting up in the dark is NOT my idea of when the day should begin.  If there was a reason to get up in the dark, I probably would bound out of bed with a grin and purpose in my stride, gimpy though it is.    Good reasons would include:  someone is coming to see us;  we're going to go see someone.  Or Palm Springs is finally hot enough to make a visit worthwhile.  Or we have to catch a plane.

Furthermore, adding insult to injury, it was not only dark at 6:30 a.m.  but when it did get a little light, it was overcast and rainy looking.  We even had a brief shower to further bring down the humor. 

And why is all of the above detrimental to good humor, love thy neighbor, and hearty, wakeful zest?  Because of Daylight Savings Time.  I wish to God whoever decides these things - and who is it anyhow? - would make up their presumably-collective minds and leave the time the hell alone.   Either way - I don't care; all of us are adjustable and well able to cope with the minor details of our lives.  (Note I said "minor.")

Still, under the operating rule that it can always be worse, think of the poor bastards that live in or near Laughlin - the Colorado River divides Nevada from Arizona and there is an hour difference between Laughlin, NV, and Bullhead City, AZ,  every day of the year.  After a long time of making appointments on the Other Side, or being on time for work every day, I think you would be about half insane.  And that's enough to make you whinge.

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