We switched from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time Sunday night. Switch your clocks back an hour if you haven’t done so yet.
Talking about this the morning after, a couple amusing comments were made. One was a grape that it’s weird that Congress can just pass a law and declare what time it is.
Another was that it was really weird driving through Australia, because there were places that had 15 minute and half-hour time-zone changes. Which was clearly absurd.
No one particularly noted the irony of this contrast. You either need a unitary body with the power to decide these things for everyone at a whim, or you’re going to get local differences that hardly make sense.