At 0100, say "talk to you tomorrow" which actually means perhaps 2100 that same night...not technically solar OR calendar-day tomorrow,
Not really as tomorrow is after the sun next comes up so it is solar based. How do you resolve the "I'll get that for you on Tuesday" when there are two parts of the Tuesday workday that are 20 hours apart? Even if you say "Tuesday afternoon" are you talking sloar noon or clock noon?
It works extremely well the way I describe it.
It may work extremely well for you but it would not work well for me.The following would be completely confusing to me;
1. Having the date change while I am up and the sun is still up.
2. Eating lunch at time other than around 1200
Another example of where time zones are useful is scheduling TV programs. Shows are broadcast in defined time slots based on solar time. Adult shows are generally shown after 9PM. Without time zones that time would be different for every area of the world and there would be no way of deciding where to adjust what is broadcast. The noon news hour would have a different time depending on latitude. In BC the noon news hour would be at 0400. In Arizona it would be at 0500. But wait without time zones how would we know when to change the broadcast time? There are too many things that happen based on local solar time
The thing is that we would still need time zones to translate work days. For example, an international company has a set 8-5 work schedule. With time zones we can easily convert the work day of another location into local time. Without time zones we would have to remember the start/end time for every location. Standard conversion tables are always easier that enumerating large amounts of data.
Most stores are open at least 9-5 local time Chains usually have a set schedule. No matter if I am in Washington State or New York State I know that Staples will be open at 1000 on most Tuesday. Without time zones that is no longer true. Do I now have to remember what that translation is for everywhere I go?
It is not a matter of "just getting used to it". There are unsolvable issues with doing away with time zones.
.the only obstacle to overcome is the anal retentiveness of everyone who has not yet gotten used to it
Before clocks we worked by the sun. After clocks we worked by local time based on the sun. After we started doing long distance commerce we need a way to translate local times which brought us time zone. Now you want us to throw away any sun reference and call us anal retentive. Sorry but that epithet more fits the one who wants to follow an arbitrary clock.