A buddy of mine was spittin' mad this morning. He woke up late and was thus late to some important meetings he had to be to. What happened? He relied on the government to keep his clock running correctly.
I checked my PDA-phone, and it has the correct time. So does my computer. But the government's computers don't.
Back in 2005, the government got all sophisticated-silly and decided it would be a huge payoff to change the date on which we switch to daylight savings time. I was irritated by it then. Now, when the government can't even comply with its own edicts, I'm even more perturbed.
They've had two years to notify everyone of their stupid change--setting our clocks back on the first week in November rather than on the last week in October. And they still can't get it right.
My friend has a clock that is linked to--and gets its time from--a government satellite. Today is October 28th, which would have been the day we set our clocks back an hour for daylight savings, had it not been for government's cockamamie attempt to make itself look valuable by moving the change back a week. So, faithful to its programming, the satellite changed to daylight savings...today, not next week like it should have.
Leave it to government to screw up something so simple, that it had two years to get right.
It's a good thing the private sector took over when Y2K hit. If it had been government's job to fix everything, we'd have probably still been reeling.
And you're still thinking about entrusting government with your health care?