How do you need help setting the time on a clock? “Is the knob to set the time broken or somethin’?”
I can hear the childish frustration in Sam’s voice, “Just come downstairs!”
This simple issue will have a simple solution that Sam never even thought of doing. Probably. I let out a small sigh and leave the bedroom, “I’m coming down now.”
Whatever it is that Sam needs help with, I’m sure it’s something I can do in just a few seconds. I leave the bedroom, walk through the second floor hallway, and head downstairs. When I get to the bottom step, I see Sam sitting down on the living room couch, with a game controller in her hand, focusing on the T.V set.
I walk over to the couch and lean on the back of it, keeping my eye on the T.V, “What are you doing? I thought you were fixing all of the clocks down here.”
“I did. I was about to come upstairs, but then it hit me that I didn’t change the time on all of the clocks.” Sam looks right at me with a worried look on her face, “I need to change the time on all of my game systems or else my save data won’t be correctly updated every time I play!”
“Then, just fix the time.”
“I know that, but look!”
Sam points to the screen and I look; after her pressing through a few different setting categories, she found a tab for “Daylight Saving On/Off.”
I’m looking at the screen as I continue to try and understand the issue here, “Alright, so turn on ‘Daylight Saving.’ It should fix the time, right?”
“How do we know when daylight savings is on or off? Like, is it on when we move time forward, or when we move time back?”
I run Sam’s question though my mind multiple times just to make sure that I heard it correctly, but I’m pretty sure I did. It sounds like a complicated problem, if people would consider this a complicated problem.
I think back to when I was a kid and what I would have usually done in this kind of situation with my gaming stuff. I don’t think I really cared about the time on that stuff; as long as I was able to save, that was the main thing I wanted. However, there was still one thing I did whenever I was confused with something.
“Did you try turning it on and off?”
Sam squints at me, “Are you trying to call me stupid?”
“What? No! I just assumed it was one of ‘those’ kind of problems.”
Sam pouts and crosses her arms, tilting her head away from me, “You still called me stupid without saying it.”