Springtime

The Thoughtful Pharaoh

Spring means a lot of things for a lot of people: flowers, exams, parks, rain. For me, it means the NHL playoffs.

Or, at least, it did.

Here’s the problem: since moving to Britain, if I want to watch a hockey game, I either have to stay up past midnight or settle for highlight reels. Neither of those options is great, so I don’t watch much hockey anymore.

But why do games start at midnight? Because the puck usually drops at 7pm back home and there’s a 5-hour time difference between Ottawa and London. Easy, right?

We all accept that as totally normal, but it’s pretty weird. For some reason, we’ve all agreed that when you go over certain lines on the globe, not only might you be in a new place with new rules, but your time will be different too. There are even flights that land before they depart…

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