tick -tock tick-tock, who’s messing with my clock?
Nothing gets my goat more than ignorance, especially when it supposedly intelligent people displaying it; and what gets my goat most is the time.
This morning I went online to make an appointment and once again I was confronted by the most aggravating example of ignorance, well to me it is; (next to that damnable train station instead of RAILWAY STATION ahhhhhhhhhhhh! which I wont go into now; come to think of it, I did a post on that very subject many moons ago; have to see if I can find it!) and that’s 12 pm.
Do they mean 12 noon? Perhaps not, after all they might mean 12 (hours) post meridian; then again perhaps they mean 12 minutes post meridian. Surely they don’t mean NOON, 12 midday, 12 hours post meridian surely must be 12 midnight.
Then again they might subscribe to the theory that time flies, and that the time goes from 11:59:59. am (1 second to noon), 12 hours and 1 second to 12 pm midnight. does the clock then jump from 11:59:59pm (1 second to midnight) to 12 noon?
Why am I confused.? Because the people who do this are ignorant, blissfully so!
Would you believe that not long ago when I was in Gods rooms, I needed to make an appointment, his receptionist suggested a date and time of 12 pm; I could have screamed, I almost yelled at her “theres no such time” however, I kept ‘my cool and asked her if she meant midday, or midnight, and she looked at me like a stunned mullet. I explained to her that there is no time as such; it was either noon or midnight.
Naturally I looked completely innocent while she considered this; having thus confused her I suggested perhaps an 11:30 am appointment would be nice. This was granted with much relief on both sides and I got out of the place quick smart.
Who do we blame for this ignorance, it’s surely not the schools, is it? This display of ignorance stretches across all sections of the community, and it’s getting worse!