Turning Back the Clock

This is my least favorite time of year because sundown at 4-5 p.m. is depressing. I live in Florida and would love to live in 24 hour sunlight!

In the meantime, this is a ridiculous and outdated policy. We no longer live in a primarily agricultural society and I do wonder why the EPA couldn’t be useful for once and lobby against this. Turning lights and electricity on an hour earlier in this size country is wasteful and expensive and I’m no tree-hugger!

My suggestion is to do the reverse: keep the current time during the summer months and move it up during the winter months when the sun goes down early. This whole schedule is ass-backwards because more people are awake and working at 6 p.m. than they are 6 a.m.

It’s not only economical to do it this way but I, for one, relish sunlight as the most effective mood enhancer there is.

7 thoughts on “Turning Back the Clock

  1. Personally I love the early dark—it’s cozy! But you are so right: daylight savings time is like that old joke about cutting a strip off one end of a blanket and sewing it on the other end, to make the blanket longer. I’ve never read a clear explanation of why they thought it was a good idea in the first place.
    I hate it because my BMD hates it and I have to put up with his complaints every year—you’d think the 1 hr difference could cause jet lag or sump’n…

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  2. Daylight Saving Time should be abolished everywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

    By the way, I was watching the Army vs. Air Force football game earlier today. Air Force has some really cute cheerleaders. 😎

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  3. Liz, your idea – and MLR’s – are both eminently sensible. I hafta say though, that one clock in my house is left set on EST all the time in my Dad’s memory. He hated the hassle – and only reset his watch for travel on business/phone calls.

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