First Working Day with DST Khi

I usually leave my house at around 9:30am to go to my office in the I.I Chundrigarh Rd Area. Having set all my clocks one hour ahead on the night of the 31st of May 2008. I set out as usual for the morning commute today. Surprise surprise i encountered almost nil traffic on the way and got here at exactly 9:45am, please note the usual commute takes 30-40 mins atleast.

Along the way all the major markets appear closed, the electronics one near Marriot Rd, the whole sale ones as well. When i got to my office only one member of my staff stood waiting. The rest trooped in at 10:45am surprised and confused as to why the boss is pissed.

It appears that this confusion is going to remain for a good while as some people are just not willing to comply with the DST application. I spent an hour yesterday convincing my grand mother to set her clocks forward but she has refused to do so as according to her, there is only one time not two times.

So as the whole city is confused, would it not have been better for the government to first take out ads in all major newspapers to explain the application of DST first? Would someone explain to me how all this confusion will result in the salvage of electricity? Oh wait i understand…its 11:18am and there is still no electricity at my office, this is how it shall be saved and the burden on the KESC lessened.

Bravo DST!!

18 Comments so far

  1. Raja Islam (rajaislam) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    Today while coming to office rickshaw driver said to my friend "Khuda kay kam may mudakhlat kartay hain"


  2. Teeth Maestro (kar_teeth) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    @Raja – good one – you should have taken a video of the comment on the spot its priceless – Gov of Pakistan pushes DST while the Rickshaw wala pathan has his own fatwa ROTFL


  3. seskey on June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    Ham EIK Intehaa darjay kee ULLO ke Pathi qoum hain,

    my office peon turned up at 10.30 saying saheb 9.30 ka time hai ham time par aya hai,

    like some other person also mentioned that pathan said musharraf ka harami pan hai yeah…


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
  5. Faisal.K (faisalk) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

    anymore interesting DST stories???? my office workers maintain that this is some kind of divine will…one just remarked.. does this mean we will be praying zuhar at 12:30? Ahhhh then we are with mecca at last… praise allah we are one at last.


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:05 pm


    .. does this mean we will be praying zuhar at 12:30?

    Nope. it,s 2:30 PM now.

    even if it’s prayed at 12:30 old/new time, we ain’t gonna catchup Mecca Time.


  7. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    LoL.. i was laughing after reading teh comments

    one of my colleage changed every clock in his home except his mobile clock and wrisst watch and he got late due to that


  8. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    angraizon ki copy andhi dhund karaingay tu aisa he hoga.
    Fiasal is right. There must hve been some adv. before its application.

    In october (or sept) 1994, upon the order of US govt, our dog govt. decided to turned back their clocks 1 hr. Then some wise man advised that they havent turned them ahead, so wats the reason of putting them back?

    You see kiasay jaahil loag hain yeh . Wat else u can expect from them?

    Also, sign boards on SF should not be lit as they consume heavy power.


  9. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    even our maasi came late :p saying that every house she went, people didn’t let her in ke "aik ghanta pehlay kyun aagaee"

    @Faisal.K
    less traffic could be due to school holidays which started from today


  10. faylasuf on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    IUnknown,
    wud v b then debatin on the add placement then? front page per to dya nai 3rd page per add tha, Jang mein to dya nahi hamaray ghar to jang he ata hay, ya Dawn mein kyon nai dya, and then sunday dawn k images section mein kyon nai dya? radio k hamaray walay channel per daina tha, ya ye k city mein banners kyon nai laga deay for advertisemnt!?

    wake up bro wake up.


  11. umairmirza on June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

    QUESTION is .. where do u work !!! how can be somany loser in one place !! !out of 35 in my office all were ON TIME !!!! the new time i.e !!!!

    sounds insane that people are ready to watch GEo till 5 am to listen Justice sb live … but they dont know that DST is in action!!!


  12. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    @faylasuf: nahi yaar.. ab aisa bhe nahi hay..

    Jis tarah yeh family planning kay ad daitey hain , usi tarah her thori dair baad daitey tu loag samajh he jatey


  13. faylasuf on June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    hahaha IU the comparision is indeed interesting


  14. balma on June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    * Jis tarah yeh family planning kay ad daitey hain , usi tarah her thori dair baad daitey tu loag samajh he jatey

    ******

    I don’t think so. People haven’t understood the meaning of family planning ads in 30 years (Pakistan’s population has doubled during this time), and they wouldn’t understand change of clocks ads as well. Our people have extremely low IQ…any idea why?


  15. faylasuf on June 3rd, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    it seems that most of us believe k

    suno samjho sab ke, our karo apni ;)


  16. zeeshan on June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

    Shops in the market are not closing at 9pm. What’s the use of DST when people are not willing to follow it. 2 hours of power failure in the morning and now it’s been 2.5 hours and still no light and it’s almost 7 :S


  17. jinchacha on June 4th, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    I love DST. It gives me time to get back home at 5pm, rest for an hour and do some gardening for some time, go out shopping for groceries if required, while it daylight and do anything that can be done in daylight. Guess I give my local cornershop guy a few hundred rupeees more of business now.

    I guess those who dont like DST have nocturnal habits or habitual nightbirds. They like doing things in the dark.!!!!!! ha ha


  18. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 5th, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

    DST makes day end quickly. hard to keep track of things



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