scheduling with americans


im sick of this shit. whenever i enter a pokemon battling tournament on this website i will inevitably be paired up immediately with some spoilt motherfucker from the east coast of the united states of america who has never needed to convert between timezones in their life and literally pisses their actual pants when i say my timezone is +10. this guy didn't even know that double digit timezones existed until just now and is so stunned by my tremendous gmt offset that they react in one of 3 ways:

1. no response for 4 days until they message me at 4 in the morning to ask if i can play now (i cannot)
2. freak out and say something like "oh man, we'll never be able to get this done" or "this is hurting my head" (it's actually very easy: evenings in america are mid-morning the next day for me)
3. try to convert the timezones themselves but do it wrong and show up for the match a day early (i have had activity called against me twice because of this)

as a result of this i have become an expert in calculating time differences. the other day i was talking with my mum about my aunt in panama and she said "i wonder what time it is over there" and i just told her instantly and she thought i was some sort of genius. sorry to tell you this mum but i've actually spent the last 6 years of my life scheduling pokemon matches with 14 year old new yorkers who learnt geography from a map that cuts asia in half so that america can be in the middle

oh and another thing, i hate it when these ratbags tell me their timezone like "im pst" or "im in chicago" i dont fucking know what that means. for the love of god please just give me a number, i should not have to pull out my fucking globe to work out when i can play a game of pokemon with you


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I try to give my timezone correctly (GMT-5 I'm p sure) but America's dumbfuck daylight savings system forces me to double check every time just in case I'm an hour off because America 200 years ago wanted farmers to go to bed earlier or some shit


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You realize this whole problem would be solved if we used Liberty Standard Time?
No matter where you are, no matter where the sun is in the sky, it's always one time:


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what rly gets to me, more than the americans, is when people out of popularly acronymed timezones say like oh I'm IST. like im supposed to know what the hell they're on about. ok indian standard time?? i've never heard it referred to this way, why call it frickin IST in a scheduling vm against an australian. i even once got told BST??? bangladesh standard time? why am i expected to know this shit.


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That's what I did when scheduling with most Americans; I made the calendar such that it's GMT -4 to accommodate most of them. If you plan on doing this, MAMP, maybe I'd suggest you go GMT -2 (are there anyone from that timezone? haha) to make it 12 hours apart, then if you can manage to do 14 hours apart, you can go for the GMT -4 timezone. I can help with it if you're going for this... :)

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