“The measurement of time,” said Alex Reifsnyder, “is something that doesn’t really get altered any time throughout the year except for these two days.”
Mr. Reifsnyder, 28, was of course referring to the second Sunday in March, when daylight saving time starts in the United States, and the first Sunday in November when it … wah – wah … ends.
“I’ve just always found it to be so fascinating to watch,” he added.
As an 11-year-old growing up in Downingtown, Pa., he began to beg his parents to let him stay up to watch the clocks change — backward in the fall and ahead in the spring — on the cable box. “They would either give in or I would sneak down to the family room,” he said.
Now, as an adult who lives in Phoenixville, Pa., where he works as a part-time content creator and warehouse supervisor, he makes it a point to stay up every time the clocks change to see it happen live.
“This weekend I am probably going to make a toast to it,” he said.
“I am the type of person who enjoys the little things in life,” he added, with a laugh. “They really bring me up, especially with all the bad things going on around us.”