Archive for Sunday, April 2, 2006

Teen hoping to spring forward clocks for $10

April 2, 2006


— An industrious teenager is hoping time is money.

Eighteen-year-old Evan Kelso is offering to change every digital clock in a customer's home or car after all of Indiana goes to daylight-saving time today for the first time in more than 30 years. His fee: $10.

Kelso, a senior at Bishop Luers High School, said he came up with the idea as Indiana lawmakers sniped about time zones and daylight-saving time. He said he and his father were always trying to think up new ways to make a little extra cash.

"I just kind of sat there and thought, 'We got to capitalize on this,"' Kelso said.

His offer includes changing the time on microwaves, ovens, answering machines, cars, computers, watches and VCRs. For an extra $1, he'll also install new batteries.

Kelso expects the time-change predicament to affect senior citizens the most. He plans to work from today into next week - which is his spring break from school.

The biggest challenge is changing VCRs.

"There are so many makes and models. God knows, they are impossible to do anyway," Kelso said.


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