PSA: International Association Of Timekeepers – Year 2020

This is a Public Service Announcement from the International Association Of Timekeepers. We are here to announce the resignation of the year 2020.

In the history of timekeeping, there has never been a year like the year 2020. It was expected on a scale unprecedented.
Even 2012 that our Mayan colleagues were too excited by and forgot to write beyond wasn’t anticipated this much.

The year 2000 that signaled a new millennium and threatened with the Y2k bug was not heralded this much.
When the “gates” of year 2020 was finally opened, the rate with which people poured in, the excitement, the expectations, it was unparalleled.

The expectations though. We the IAT believe the year 2020 was overwhelmed with expectations. Governments, public and private institutions, pastors, and individuals were determined to grab something out of 2020.

Visions have been seen since the 80s, targets were set in the 90s, plans were made in the 00s, and actions went into overdrive in the 10s. Little did we know that the year 2020 was just one year. It could only do so much.

The year buckled under pressure before it even began. If we try to do a rundown of every disaster that happened or threatened to happen this year, a lot of people will have to relive their trauma. We don’t want that.

The drama and scandal that has engulfed most countries and industries are a thousand times mightier than any we ever imagined.
In lieu of this, the Chinese saying, may we live in interesting times has finally been laid to rest. The year 2020 has been an interesting year and we have had enough of it.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin said, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”, but in 2020, every week was a decade.

To prevent things from escalating any further, we at the International Association Of Timekeepers, after due consultations with all memberstate have decided to put an end to the year 2020.
Enough is enough.

For the rest of what would have been 2020, everyone is allowed to put their feet up and catch a break. Some people have been in need of a nap since January.
Take that nap.
We at IAT will also be going on a break. We were not the one that ended 2019, so 2020 cannot come and end us.

Regular timekeeping resumes January 1, 2021. Until then, stay safe.
And wear a mask.

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