From midnight on December 29 until the New Year rings in should be 172,800 seconds unless they throw in a leap second this year. The last one was December 31, 2008, and we did not get one today, so we are about due.
I suspected you'd say something like that. At least we agree that it is not worth haggling about a few microsecond adjustment due to some earthquake.
OK, so I will re-think things. I imagine you, or your friend Hyde, kidnapping me to some treasure island in the South Pacific. We could make a toast to Tusitala. Meanwhile, a bit to the west of us, it would be tomorrow already.