Why Can’t Sedalia’s Electronic Billboards Show the Same Time? [OPINION]
I’m a person who can be a bit of a stickler for punctuality. It’s always annoyed me when people show up “fashionably late” or if they show up an hour early to something. It just seems to me that if you’re going to set an appointed time for something, why not actually show up at that time? But then, driving through Sedalia, I wonder if it’s a pandemic in our area.
Blog Boy has asked us to write some more stuff about what we think, so bear with me – but this is what I think about most mornings, at least for a few fleeting moments. Part of my drive to work includes going down the main strip of South Limit, a.k.a. 65 Highway. There are a lot of great restaurants, businesses, offices, etc. along this path, and there are several banks and informational electronic billboards along the way. But it seems like every single one of those that I drive by has a different time on their clock. I’ll look at my dashboard, and it’ll say one time, then three different banks will have different times. And the Missouri State Fair billboard? That thing is always at least ten minutes off.
I don’t get it! Do we not have something to set our clocks to to agree on what time it is? I know we used to have a time and temperature number here in town that’s gone now, but come on! If I were depending on those things to know if I was running late, I’d never get to where I’m going.
Is there some kind of magical, mystical bank clock that none of them can agree on? Is it really that controversial a position? “Well, I don’t know about the heathens at SOME banks, but as for us, we’ll use the righteous time chosen for us by our esteemed dictator…”
Come on, now. We’ve got to get our acts together, here! For me, I set my watches and clocks to our sister station, Newstalk 1050 KSIS. For me, news time is the one I should set it to.
But what about you? Do you look at these things and agree, or should I cut them some slack?