Apparently, Zack and I have our clocks set 2 minutes apart from each other so Anya entered MY clock time and Ian entered ZACK'S clock time and they've been arguing about who's clock is correct ever since.
In the middle of the (stupidest) argument ever I completely dated myself and said "Why don't you call POPCORN and whatever that says is the time and the argument could be ended" and they looked at me all baffled - "POPCORN? What's that?" So I proceeded to call POPCORN and found out there is no more POPCORN. After a little research I learned that effective September 2007 "Time of day information service" was suspended. "Times change," said John Britton, an AT&T spokesman. "In today's world, there are just too many other ways to get this information."
What made me think of this was an invitation from Ian to Anya that I ran across:
I thought FOR SURE that the little P.S. was a trick and that since she would use HER clock time, she would be late and he would say - "Sorry, you're late. No party."
But I asked about the party and Anya said, "Yes, he had a party for me. First we had a tea party, then played a game of chess, then I Spy, and then he used a flashlight under all these colored cups and had a light show. It was fun."
I'm here to say I was wrong. As well as being dated and old-fashioned (calling POPCORN? I mean, come on who does that these days???) I was also being pessimistic about my children's desire and ability to throw parties for each other JUST FOR FUN. How cute is that?