End Daylight Saving Time One Hour Ago

25 Mar

This past week was it for me. Enough for me to sit here, take a couple hours, and write about it. I was tired this whole past week… And when I am tired, I get pissed off.

Lying in bed restless the Sunday before last, I just couldn’t seem to fall asleep.  Tossing and turning, all of a sudden it struck me. It wasn’t really 11:00 PM no. It was 10 PM. And I was really used to going to sleep at 11 PM… Really used to it.

Finally getting some shut eye at around 1:30 AM, I woke up, startled to see that I had beat my alarm clock by 30 minutes and once again, I couldn’t fall asleep. Great start to a Monday.

The debate over Daylight Saving Time is a long one. Enacted in Germany in 1916 due to World War 1, it wasn’t very long until the US had followed suit in 1918. But why tamper with something as universal as our time clock? Special interests of course.  The most notable, in my opinion, being New York banking interests who wanted to ensure London’s stock market was open for at least an hour a day at the same time, but I will not go into that here.

This will not be a scientific blog post. All I know is how I feel. The one hour time change messes with my head, my sleep pattern, my awareness and my ability to operate heavy machinery. Just getting warmed up, here are the top 8 reasons why I oppose Daylight Saving Time:

  1. My sleep pattern gets thrown off completely
  2. I am tired for an entire week when the time changes
  3. I would rather have the extra hour of light at night throughout the entire year as opposed to leaving work when it is already pitch black
  4. Car accidents are 8.6% more common on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time
  5. The entire population is at increased risk of heart attack
  6. The amount of time, money, and effort that it takes to track and administer Daylight Saving Time as a collective population is enormous
  7. Most of the world doesn’t use it!
  8. Daylight Saving Time has “Unpredictable Effect on Medical Equipment

The list goes on and on!

Once again here come the North Americans and Europeans with their delusions of grandeur… There is a reason why the majority of the planet doesn’t change the time… Because it doesn’t make any bloody sense!

Daylight Saving Time is nothing but another great idea by someone using it to make money and play golf.

How about this… Don’t fuck with my sundial.

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