In a case that will leave most readers wondering how anyone could possibly be so stupid, a man has put his clock forward instead of putting it back.
Unemployed Dan Crackhouse, 37, took the extraordinary step at 02:00 this morning, changing his clock's time to 03:00, when everyone else's clocks will have been reading 01:00.
He did the same thing with his watch.
In March, he put his clock and watch back instead of forward. This means that, when the correct time was 4:46pm, Crackhouse's time was 2:46pm - slow by some two hours!
It's well known that many people forget to put their clocks forward when they should go forward, or back when they should go back, but these are merely lapses of memory.
The case here, however, smacks of rebelliousness.
When asked to explain his tomfoolery, Crackhouse said:
"I don't pay much attention to time. I know other people say 'time is money', or it's 'of the essence', and there's the New York Times, and Times Square, but, being a pretty laidback kind of guy, I like to live by my own rules. Spring back, fall forward.