I find it very odd that a topic of the daInternational Dateliney from The Daily Post is “What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday“. Um…hmm. I double checked the email and, yes, there is the date “Janurary 24, 2010“. Last  time I checked, that was today…and today where I live it was a MONDAY.

Okay, okay…I’ll give you that it is not necessary that the topic question has to correlate exactly to the day of the week that it actually is, but….here’s the deal: It goes on to ask If it’s Sunday where you are, what kind of day is it so far?”


What planet is this from? See, I’m on planet Earth…in North America…on the West Coast…and the date on my inbox shows this was received January 24, 2011 at 11:13:00 am…Pacific Standard Time. There’s no way in hell or that anywhere on this planet was it Sunday when The Daily Post posted this question. It was either Monday or Tuesday in any given place on the planet.

In Nuku’alofa, in the Kingdom of Tonga…which is practically right on the International Date line…it was Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11:13:00 AM…day two of the work week, coffee break time.

To the northeast of Tonga…up in Honolulu, Hawaii…Monday January 24, 2011 was just starting at 9:13:00 AM and Hawaiians were just getting to work downtown.

To the northwest of Tonga…in Hong Kong…it was Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in the wee snoring hours of the morning at 3:13:00 AM.

Keep moving west to Mumbai, and it was just barely turning Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 12:43:00 AM….time for bed.

In Istanbul, Turkey, it was still Monday, January 24, 2011 at 9:15:00 PM…they were just halfway through a late dinner.

You getting the picture? Nowhere on the planet was it Sunday. Not anywhere. I think the author posing that question via The Daily Post might be on another plane of existence…or possibly an ignorant idiot.

I vote for ignorant idiot…

…And it’s probably the fault of some Republican somewhere voting against adequate funds for public schools in the district the author grew up in.

© 2011 D. Kessler