Once upon a time, long ago in blog land, when I first started this endeavor I mentioned that I live near the central/eastern time line. This may seem like a trivial notion to some of you out there, until you know just how we folks around here deal with this situation.
First, let's clarify the vocabulary. Around these parts we have fast time and slow time. Colloquial terms for certain, but if you want to function in Smalltownland these words are vital to your existence. Fast time is the local speak for eastern time and slow time is known as central time. This is all well and good until you realize that about half of our county population lives in the slow time zone and works in the fast time zone.
This means you have to make a CHOICE about what time you want to use in your daily life. Confused yet? Just you wait!
All of the aforementioned language is relevant to the fact that some churches, and a few businesses, choose not to change their clocks when we all spring forward and fall back. Yes....that's right.......half of the year they are on slow time and the other half they are on fast time. If you are still confused, please review the vocabulary in the previous paragraph.
Thus, when you make a doctor's appointment, or anything else as such, you must clarify the time as being fast or slow. Please don't even utilize the words, eastern or central. There are folks around here who won't even know what you are talking about. I learned that lesson when I first moved here....fast and slow are the correct words no matter how strange you think they are.
I have a friend who, when she visits her parent's home here in Smalltownland, watches her cell phone time change as she walks into a different room in their house.
As for me? Well, I work in the central/slow time zone. But, Secret Agent Man works in the eastern/fast time zone. Typically our household clocks are set to eastern/fast time.
Perpetual confusion will keep you on your toes.......