Posted by: cherylyoung | March 17, 2016

Is it time to put an end to daylight savings time?

Greg Duncan: Is it time to put an end to daylight savings time?

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Before you read this, I must say that every person I talked to this week wants this to stop.  One business actually had 20 people call in sick Monday.  It takes it’s tool on all of us and it is time it was abolished.  Please let me know your opinion
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Are your clocks still running on old time? You know, the time that existed before this past Sunday? Is your circadian rhythm out of whack suddenly?

How do you feel about losing an hour each and every year as spring approaches?

Gaining an hour in the fall, I can handle. Losing an hour in the spring is a whole other story, and I’ve yet to understand just how one saves daylight by taking away an hour anyway, so why call it daylight savings time? It’s lunacy.

It’s only been a few days since the time change took effect and social media is exploding everywhere with posts from a sleep-deprived populace who clearly aren’t impressed with this semi-annual time-changing ritual. Why, just this morning, I counted 13 pre-dawn posts on my Facebook page complaining about it. Good to know that I am not alone, and that there is a meeting place for the sleepless to unite in protest.

And another thing; Anybody who is over 40 shares frustration that we can longer just simply wind clocks forward or backwards to adjust the displayed time these days. Instead, a series of digital manoeuvres designed for young people with small digits who possess excellent eyesight is required.

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Don’t get me started about adjusting the digital timekeepers in our two cars here; I had to pull out printed manuals from the dash again today to change them over. The only time I ever refer to these manuals, in fact, is twice a year and it took me two days to do that.

No issue with times changes on our cell phones, thankfully. They can do that by themselves, it seems.

And it’s not just the humans in the household that are affected by daylight savings time. Our two elderly dogs want to know why they have to get out of bed one hour earlier, too. Why are you feeding us so early while its still dark out, they ask?

I notice too that even those wretched tulip bulb thieves of spring are off their game this week. Yes, the squirrels outside are foraging a little late this morning, if I have this right. So why do we change time twice a year again? Right, it’s to save daylight.

How does daylight savings time or affect your daily and nightly routines? Do you find yourself suddenly sleepless since moving the clocks forward by an hour this past weekend? Do you embrace daylight savings time, deplore it or simply couldn’t care either way?

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