I Want To Know Samoa

Samoa just recently moved from one side of the international dateline to the other.  On the calendar  all of the residents of Samoa are now one day older than they used to be( or actually are). In the U.S. what would that cost the country in medicare and social security payments?  or does it just not matter because now everyone will die one day earlier?

How many students would now qualify to enter school one year earlier and accelerate education costs?

Will the rate of traffic accidents increase due to some additional teenage drivers on the road thisyear?

Will it cause a one day increase in gasoline use or will it go on until everyone alive on the day dies?

Will taxes and income go down this year due to a reduction in days worked or will the government do like the US and come up with some obtuse formula to spread the income over the life time of the individual causeing them to have to use an accountant for the rest of their lives to do their taxes

Did people who were on vacation lose a day of vacation?

What did it do to the specials menu in Chinese restaurants?

Did people who worked a short ( Mon-Fri)  week get the same pay check they normally get?

Would the school year have to be extended one day to meet the 180 day requirement?

Oh so little time and so much nit-picking to do.

Have the people gotten over the feeling that this is Sunday when it’s now actually Monday?

Depending on when they did it could this have led to Two Mondays in the same 7 days?

How about people on weekly allergy shots did they go in early?

How much time was lost to resetting calendars on watches, computers and clocks?

Would clocks or other devices that automatically set still work correctly?

How many databases are now toast?

How about pension expenses for large corporations?  One day less paid in one day earlier paid out.


Are we ready for Samoa


About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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One Response to I Want To Know Samoa

  1. thelastgasp1 says:

    Probably all of your questions could be answered with more chaos…in a country where increasingly more individuals can not “see the forest from the trees”, the unimportant becomes important, the mundane becomes extraordinary and all long term thinking becomes short term. I believe todays speed of light information technology fuels this social malady…but then again maybe my advanced age fuels my desire to slow down, think before I react and every once in a while listen to Bob Marley’s, “Everythings Gonna Be Alright”.

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