Daylight-saving time disasters: Do you have a story?

ThinkstockThinkstockA few years ago, during the first days of our honeymoon, my husband and I got stranded in the Naples train station for 13 hours. This was after being stranded on a tiny island where no one spoke English for four hours, missing two boats and three trains and probably a rickshaw ride and a few cabs in between. It was only 22 hours later, when we finally arrived in Florence at the world's creepiest hotel (not the "hidden gem" I was led to believe-thanks, internet!) and were lying on the polyester-floral-vaguely-burnt-smelling comforter that we realized how our day had gone horribly wrong: It was the end of daylight-saving time in Europe, the clocks had been turned back an hour, and our sad travel-guide Italian had only prepared us to say 'thank you' and politely ask for wine, NOT: 'Is your whole country undergoing a major time change?'

Daylight-saving time ends this Sunday, November 6, which means it's time to turn back the clocks one hour, starting at 2 a.m. If you're anything like us, any kind of time shift can cause at least a minor kerfuffle for a couple of days of everyday life. But these fall-backs and spring-forwards can also have more damaging ramifications, too: interfering with the rhythms of timed medical devices, online bill paying, family sleep patterns, and work meetings.

For an upcoming Shine story, we want to hear from you: What's the worst/most embarrassing/saddest/funniest thing that's happened to you when you bungled the time change? Did it screw up your entire day? Did you miss an interview? Have a sunset dinner in the dark? Show up early to a wedding and meet the man of your dreams (swoon)? Whatever your story, we want to know!

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