I do love a good science fiction story. The concept of time travel is pretty interesting to me and I often wonder, if time travel were possible, would it become a tourism segment?
An example of time travel? You're looking at a picture of the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben is the bell, remember?) either before the scaffolding went up or after it will have come down... confused yet?
But many of us regularly plan little trips of our own through time almost every day, I certainly do. Cross the international date line on your honeymoon in Thailand and you'll gain or lose a day, depending on your direction of travel. Fly south overnight from Chicago to Ecuador in advance of your cruise of the Galapagos and you'll only lose an hour during the summer months (that's the dry season there).
I think the pinnacle of curious (or furious, depending on your dates of travel haha) confusion arrives twice a year and lasts for about 1-3 weeks when planning a transatlantic trip to Ireland or the UK. That's because daylight savings time isn't universal and falls on different dates in different parts of the world, with the savings part of daylight savings lasting for a shorter duration in Europe.
This year the clocks went forward on the 8th of March in Canada & the US, while they won't go forward for another 2 1/2 weeks in the British Isles, on the 29th of March!
While I'm trying to communicate between our London, Ontario head office and our favourite client attractions in London, England, I have to count 4 hours time difference instead of 5 for those three weeks alone. I'll do it all over again in October / November when the clocks fall back and I have to count 6 instead of 5 for 7 days only...
The UK's daylight savings ends this year on the 25th of October 2020, while Canada & the US will fall back a week later on the 1st of November.
I'm hoping there are no examples of missed flights or lost opportunities in job interviews or medical appointments, but maybe you've got a funny story to share about a harmless mix up at work owing to daylight savings or time zones?