Daylight Savings Time trips up millions of people twice a year with no mercy. In the spring, there’s the lost hour that makes people late for work if they have to work early that Sunday. In the fall, that extra hour usually claims its victims by having them show up at work or an appointment an hour earlier than required. Not setting that watch back or up is the cause of cussing worldwide, but I don’t think anybody will be cussing like this guy.
Irish police believe that a “high-grade” bomb may have gone off prematurely on a Dublin street Sunday night because a man forgot to change his clocks for Daylight Savings Time, according to U.K. reports.
The vehicle that was destroyed belonged to a local businessman who police say was the target for the bomb. The explosion was powerful enough that police say that anybody in the car or walking nearby would have been killed. The bomber survived the explosion somehow and was witnessed running from the scene. I guess that, if he’s found, police can really determine if the time change bit him in the ass.
“His entire face was covered in what I thought was blood, but now know were severe burns,” said one eye-witness. “He was running down the street with his hands up to his face screaming ‘please help me, please help me’.”
Some headlines say he killed himself, but obviously there are eyewitness accounts that say otherwise. Either way, this guy should be easy to find, whether he’s dead or alive. How hard would it be to find someone whose face was perfectly normal on Saturday and looked like a cheese pizza on Sunday? If this doesn’t serve as a cautionary tale about setting your watch at Daylight Savings, I don’t know what will suffice.