Daylight Confusion Time

I wonder aloud, “What time is it really?” The phone does not agree with the stove. So the ‘real’ time it WOULD have been flashes from the kitchen. And the REAL time I have to live by is in my face on the screen. Changing the stove clock can’t be postponed as I tend to do in the fall. If I forget to mentally add the hour now versus mentally subtracting the hour in the fall, I will be late or miss an event entirely.

When I start my car – a vehicle with Wifi and Bluetooth and a whole menu of stuff I am not smart enough to find much less maneuver through – the clock visible on the touch screen will agree with the one in my kitchen. Illogical, don’t you think? My brain will be challenged beyond determining the ‘real’ time. Now it knows it will have to find the seldom-used neural pathway to change the time in a 2018 Buick and do it quickly and smoothly on the first try so as not to overly fluster the owner/operator. ..of the brain and the car.

Last night OnStar remotely unlocked my car. “Are you in a safe place?” the magical technician asked. Would not have helped to fudge and say no when the magician could probably see me standing next to my car in my own carport. But it WAS dark, and there WERE noises among the trees! I wonder if OnStar has the mystical powers to remotely change the clock?

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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