I can’t begin to tell you how many emails I’ve gotten this summer inviting me to a meeting at, say, “3pm EST.” WTF? Our education system has failed us! At what point in the first grade did we forget to teach kids proper time-zone terminology? (Don’t worry, it happened to me, too.)
For those of you who, like me, were never taught the proper difference, let me indulge you: EST stands for Eastern Standard Time, while EDT stands for Eastern Daylight Time. BOOM. You say EST for six months of the year, and EDT for six months of the year. During the months of Daylight Savings Time, the abbreviation EST does not even exist.
Please stop making this mistake. Or, if you want to make life even simpler, just say ET (Eastern Time). This, too, is perfectly acceptable.
Thanks. Rant over.