Pushing aside my frustration with people incorrectly pronouncing everyone’s least favorite time of year — Daylight Savings Time versus the correct Daylight Saving Time — my second pet peeve is that many people see to worry whether they need to adjust their smartphones to “spring forward” or “fall back.”
The answer, in case you haven’t paid attention for the umpteen number of times your phone’s already corrected itself, is no. Your smart phone is smart enough to know when it crosses time zones, date lines, and needs to correct itself because of an archaic idea that causes everyone to bemoan two Sundays per year.
So, this morning, before you frantically text each of your friends to know what time it is, just check your phone. It’s correct. Of course, the clock in your car is another matter. But I’ll leave you to figure out how to make that time change.
Note: I didn’t think I needed to write a post like this, but there are several friends who posted “I’m going to text you to verify the time tomorrow” messages to social media. That has me worried. Of course, they’re probably also the ones who’ll never read this blog post.