Friday, December 7, 2007

Time Has Been Discontinued


Yes, it's true, time has been discontinued. I knew that I was running out on a daily basis...but I was startled to discover that it had been discontinued altogether.


Okay, so you are probably asking yourself, "What on earth is she talking about?"


Well, here's the deal. Do you remember calling POPCORN when you were a kid to find out what time it was?


It has been discontinued.


Yes folks as of September 19th, 2007, you can no longer dial 767-2676 to find out to the second what time it is. No more, "At the tone the time will be....."


I am....distraught....surprised....confused....disheartened....how will I know if I have the right time? Who will I call to make sure it is accurate? And why!?! Why did they discontinue time?

What does it mean?


If you have answers to any of these questions I would surely like to hear them....I really am at a loss.


What time is it anyway?

5 comments:

SkateMama said...

http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Pacific/d/-8/java

I was totally upset to find this out for myself a couple of months ago. I was going to teach F how to call POPCORN, and they don't have it anymore. What is this world coming to? You CAN click on the above link (or cut and paste it) and it will take you to the accurate time. BUMMER, huh?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was pretty bummed too. :( FYI... I checked into it. Guess the "time" lady decided she'd had enough and retired. She was one person you could always count on being there when you wanted to hear a calm, soothing voice. I too will miss her, but wish her well. ~Sam

Anonymous said...

Hey, forget the time.gov website... loads too slow.(typical government) I find the following link much more useful: www.timeanddate.com Let me know what you think. ~Sam

Cyndy said...

Thanks Sam, I will check those sites out. Husband also noted that since most people use cell phones and that all cell phones have an accurate clock there is really no reason to call time. I'll miss her though. We did wonder if she had retired thanks, for the info.

Linda said...

Cyndy, this must be a regional thing; I never heard of it before. And how so many people are turning out to be Clark Griwold, I do not know. But there are a lot of you!