July 17, 2009

Two Trains Driving Toward Each Other


Last weekend my wife and I attended a wedding just south of Indianapolis. The ceremony began at 2:30 PM. Mapquest claimed a close to 4-hour drive, so we left a little before 10:30 AM. Check my math.

We arrived just before 2:30 PM.....central time.

Turns out some parts of Indiana are on Eastern Time. We missed the whole thing. My question is: would you have made the same mistake, and if you were in charge of the invites and you knew half the attendees were coming from Chicago, would you have included an EST notice on the invite?

Note: We were not the only couple to arrive an hour "late", and many people told us that they would have done the same thing, but they were warned by some other attendees.

8 comments:

Matt J said...

A few years ago they didn't have daylight savings. So depending on the time of year you visited, they would either be on eastern central. At least they are always eastern now (at least in the parts of Indiana I visit). They must not like the stigma of being considered a midwest state.

Eric Olsen said...

from my brief visit, that's the LEAST of that state's problems. in chicago, you always hear about how the taxes are so low, and the gas is so cheap.

i saw firsthand why.

Ryan said...

Matt's right. Almost all of IN is now always on EST. Having family in IL and living in MI, I've been dealing with the CST/EST difference for a while, but I can totally understand why you guys didn't make it. They should've been more clear in the invites!

Cheesehead Runner said...

That's probably not anyone would put on a formal invite, but simply try to circulate through guests you think might need to know.

Eric Olsen said...

and i heard they did do that with family, we just weren't in the inner-circle

Emily said...

They definitely should've said something.

More than anything I'm sorry you had to go to Indiana. But I always learn a lot from the billboards.

LizM said...

Hoosier Housewife Here. We've been on EST for about 2 years now. When we made the switch, you would have thought they were asking for all virgin daughters to be turned over to the state, there was such an uproar. There are small sections adjoining the Illinois border that were kept to Central time for the benefit of those who work in IL but live in IN.
And just for the record, it's not a bad state to live in. No, it's not Chicago (and I do miss Chicago!), but where else can you drive from the suburbs to the downtown sports venues and be there and parked in less than half an hour? Where else can you buy a ticket legally 2 blocks from the stadium and fieldhouse? Not to shabby. And I'm not even mentioning the glories that are to be found at the state fair, such as fried Snickers and fried Oreos... ;-)

Eric Olsen said...

oops, i forgot i had indiana readers. my apologies.