What time is it?

Posted by on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:21 am

One day this summer I got a radio call from one of our camps asking, “What time is it?”

I responded, “Who is calling?”

The person on the radio replied, “What difference does it make?”

I replied “It makes a lot of difference. If you are someone heading out to an outpost, it is 2 o’clock. If you are one of my pilots, it is 1400 hours. If you are a competitor, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 2. And if you are already at an outpost, it is Thursday afternoon.”