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Time Doesn’t Really Fly When Repair Shop Keeps Your Clock For More Than 22 Years

We’ve heard some horror stories about customer service here at Consumerist HQ, but the examples coming from customers of a clock shop in New York are totally taking the cake. One woman dropped off her timepiece for repairs 22 years ago… and hasn’t seen it since.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends November 2nd

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 2nd

We just wanted to remind you, in case your electronics didn’t get the message, that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time.

Our National Debt Has Outgrown The 'National Debt Clock' In NYC

Our National Debt Has Outgrown The 'National Debt Clock' In NYC

Now that we’ve hit double-digit trillions, the “National Debt” clock that’s been running constantly since 1989 in New York City’s midtown can no longer properly display the total. Brian Williams says they’ve had to temporarily adjust the display while they build a new one, slated to go up next year. We’re not sure anyone should be spending money on a fancy new hi-tech clock right now—maybe they should just hang a big chalk board, and hire an unemployed investment banker to write the new debt each day. See the video below.

Fix Your Clocks: End Of Daylight Savings Time Isn't Until November 4th

Fix Your Clocks: End Of Daylight Savings Time Isn't Until November 4th

If your electronics mistakenly reset themselves standard time yesterday, you’d better fix them. Daylight Savings Time is set to end one week later than usual (on November 4th), due to a law change.

Bank Bans Clocks to Confuse Customers

Bank Bans Clocks to Confuse Customers

If we were the gnarlled toothed ogres who work at NatWest bank, we would call removing all clocks from the public waiting areas a ‘customer hack.’ Rather than work to shorten the lines of customers at NatWest, bank managers have chosen to instead remove all timepieces from the walls.

One worker said: “If people have been standing waiting to see a cashier for a long time they can get very cross.