Capitalist Teen Exploits Elderly On DST


An Indiana teenager is planning on ruthlessly exploiting the befuddlement of the elderly in order to rake in the bucks as his state switches over to Daylight Savings Time for the first time in three decades.

His eyes glowing like demonic embers dottling the jet silhouette of his face, Evan Kelsco cackled maniacally into April 1st’s setting sun. He explained his master plan: “For ten bucks, I’ll change all the clocks in someone’s house to the correct time. For an extra buck, I’ll install new batteries. I plan to make a killing on old people… they’re weak, stupid and feeble-minded, unable to comprehend the science that governs the rotation of the earth around the sun. If they want to take their medicine on time, thus squeezing yet another joyless day out of the desiccated husks of their corporeal frames, they’ll have to pay me… nyeah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Actually, we’re just kidding. We kind of admire Evan’s capitalist spunk, although we think he’s got a nightmare on his hands: $10 bucks to change the clock on every device a person owns? We’ve owned microwave ovens with interfaces that more resembles metaphysical riddles than time-keeping devices. It’s not worth it: Daylight Savings Time is a scam anyway. The sooner people come to their senses and realize you don’t get more daylight just because the clock reads something different, the better.

Time change is money for Indiana teen [CNN]

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  1. airship says:

    We still have people here in Iowa who don’t like Daylight Savings Time because they think the extra hour of daylight burns up the corn.

  2. non-meat-stick says:

    it’s true, just like diseases. Does anybody know they have cancer? No, not until some “doctor” tells them they have this “cancer”. You didn’t hear of anybody in 1828 dying of cancer….

  3. OkiMike says:

    I heard that there are three different timezones in Indiana. What corporate inefficiency!

  4. indylarry says:

    As a Hoosier, I am passionate about this situation. I hate that we went to DST. The “Extra” hour of daylight is the dumbest thing I have heard, but it does make it easier for everyone around us to know what time it is here. I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was the episode of The West Wing when they were in Indiana and they could not figure out what time it was. I think people here were embarrassed by that.