A supermarket opening time sign has caused confusion among shoppers in West Sussex.
The new announcement outside the Tesco Extra branch in Horsham’s Bradbridge Heath says it will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
But does that mean it will close at noon or midnight? Determining by an answer a Its photo was tweeted At the weekend, it appears that people will not accept.
Alex Kane tweeted: “12PM noon, 100%” but Peter Elliott argued: “Both 12am and 12pm are midnight. “Before” or “post” 12 hours after noon and you will arrive at midnight. “
Stee, another Twitter user, wrote: “This is why we have to go to the 24 hour clock permanently. It is 12 noon and not 12 noon, it is 12 noon or 12 midnight. ”
As stated in it National Laboratory of Physics – Body responsible for maintaining measurement quality in the UK: “No standards established from 12 noon to 12 noon.” “To avoid confusion, it is always best to use a 24-hour clock,” it suggests.
The supermarket’s answer to the question will probably settle the debate once and for all.
A Tesco spokesman said the store was currently undergoing “maintenance work” and was aware of a “false identification” and “planned to renovate as soon as possible.”
They added: “I can confirm that the opening hours of the store are Monday-Saturday from 6am to 12pm (midnight) and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.”