Day 83: Time Zones?  

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Today's Task: 2/16

"Demonstrate the arbitrary nature of timezones and call someone from a different timezone to explain to them why it's ridiculous that you should sleep at opposite hours of the day."

Though I'm sure that anyone in Argentina or Greece would love to hear from me at a quarter past midnight on a weekday, I don't think I'll be doing this task, ever.

I do agree with the authors' intended ideal. It is pretty arbitrary that one half of the earth "shuts down" while the other is awake and working. Anyone who's done international business can vouch for this. With "morning" conference calls to Beijing at 8pm.

Granted it is natural or should I say deeply instilled for us to fear the darkness that comes with sunset and not choose to do certain business tasks during the darker and colder moments of the day. Can you just imagine rush hour at 4 am? Maybe we'd be more efficent if every place everywhere were open 24 hours instead of the usual 9 or 10. There would certainly be more jobs to fill. Hmm...

Now if only the banks would have hours like the hospitals...

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