When Back To The Future becomes the past

Back to the Future
Back to the Future

Come on, ‘fess up… how many of you forgot to turn the clocks back the other week?

Thankfully, the worst that could happen with this time change is you would have turned up at your desired destination an hour early ... which in my case is no bad thing.

Aasma Day

Aasma Day

A sleep-lover like me loves that wonderful extra hour in bed – although being a late to bed person, I don’t actually get an extra sleep as I convince everyone around me to stay up an hour later instead by saying: “Well technically, it’s still only midnight.”

With so many things to fit in over the weekend, it’s fabulous to be gifted an extra hour – even if we do choose to spend it snoozing.

It’s certainly an improvement on the other time of year when the clocks go forward rather than back and we are effectively ROBBED of an hour of our weekend.

I always feel a little peeved when the clock zooms forward an hour, as either you end up having to go to bed an hour early to compensate, or you end up feeling cranky the next day through lack of sleep.

As for the argument that moving the clocks forward gives us extra daylight in the morning, I couldn’t care less. I’d sooner have my extra 60 minutes in bed and fumble around in the dark to get ready for work, thank you.

Speaking of moving back and forth in time, we all had a little chuckle to ourselves on Back To The Future Day recently when the future suddenly became the present (and is now the past). At the risk of making myself sound ancient, it was a bit like all those times we listened to Prince’s 1999 thinking: ‘Gosh, the year 2000 sounds yonks away’ (because we used words like gosh and yonks back then)!

We all pondered what life would be like in the Millennium, and there was talk of the world coming to an end and all kinds of bugs getting us.

However, when 2000 arrived, we found life was much the same as it was before, only we were older and not full of as much energy to party like it was 1999. It got me thinking though, what things do we have or do today that one day future generations will look back and laugh at?

Personally, I’d like to think moustaches and fake tans will be consigned to history. But fashion moves in cycles so at some point, everything old will be fashionable again.

Fluorescent leg warmers anyone?