We live in a country whose landmass traverses over multiple time zones. There aren't very many others like ours if you stop to think about it. My native homeland is a tiny peninsula and the country is so small that it shares the same time zone with its neighbor Japan.
So while the lower 48 states alone cover a large swath of land stretched over four time zones, Korea and Japan are squeezed into just one.
I still have trouble with this whole concept which is a source of great annoyance. I've missed more than a few nationally televised events because of my failure to accurately translate the Eastern Standard Time to my local Pacific Standard Time.
It drives me crazy. Object oriented computer programming is so much easier.
Try to look at this from my point of view. The East Coast, which is to my east is three hours ahead. I get that. Kinda. And my relatives in Korea, which is to my west across the Pacific Ocean are also hours ahead of me. Both sides are ahead of me. Think about it.
Everybody in the whole world, regardless of whether they are to your east or west, is head of you if you live on the West Coast.
Got any funny stories to share related to time zones?