It’s that time of year when everyone celebrates an extra hour in bed, and while there’s nothing better than the feeling of bonus sleep, there’s also nothing worse than when you become the only person to forget about the clocks winding back an hour. Here are the signs that you have become that person.
1. The tube is strangely quiet.
There are empty seats. There are newspaper tumbleweeds floating past. Something just doesn’t feel right.
2. People keep talking about that extra hour in bed and you're confused.
Why should I care that you went to bed an hour earlier last night? Or should I? Wait… what?
3. Nobody's come to work on time.
How strange that everyone’s late on the same day. Make the most of the coffee machine while it’s free and don’t ask questions.
4. All the clocks in the world are wrong.
They’re wrong, THEY’RE ALL WRONG! Big Ben, I trusted you…
5. Facebook hasn't woken up yet.
Nobody is posting about their breakfast this morning. Is Facebook broken? What could possibly have happened?
6. Someone mentions ‘daylight savings time’ and you assume it’s a great midday sale.
So does this sale happen during all the daylight hours, or…?
7. People are out jogging when they should be getting ready for work.
Who runs at 8.30am on a Monday morning? Has someone moved the national 9am start time?! Explain yourselves!
8. The roads are super quiet… too quiet, you might say. Something is very wrong.
'Mum, there’s been a horrible overnight zombie apocalypse and I am the only survivor. It's the only explanation.'
9. Your boss tells you the clocks went back and you pretend you totally knew the whole time.
OF COURSE the clocks went back at the weekend. Who do you think I am, some sort of time-oblivious moron? I’ll be at the coffee machine if you need me.