Sunday, June 20, 2010

It Isn't Sunday Everywhere

The International Date Line has always confused me.

For the longest time I thought it was something Dionne Warwick had set up to help people find someone to go out with on Saturday night.  If it hadn't been for a kindly Information operator, I would probably still be laboring under this misconception.

Now I realize that if I leave Juneau, Alaska on Monday and fly to Tokyo, I will arrive on Tuesday.  However, if I leave Tokyo on Tuesday and fly to Juneau, I will NOT arrive on Monday, but on Sunday.  What good this does anyone, I don't know.

So now a card from Taiwan, where it is Monday (I think). Obviously, the person in the photo DID have a date for Saturday night.

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