We All Hate Changing The Clocks, So Should We Just Get Rid Of It?
I suppose if there's one aspect of Daylight Saving Time I can get behind, it's that when I drive home at this time of year, I can finally stop driving in the dark. It may not seem like much, but there's something bordering on hopeful that happens when it's light out when you get out of bed, and it's still light out when you hop in the car to drive home.
The funny thing is, when I wrote about this last year, from what I could find, most of the reason it was originally created was too allegedly help farmers. But most of them say it disrupts day to day operations. It's not like the rooster is gonna crow before the sun comes up, just because the stupid clock says so. Government studies have also tried to say it saves electricity, but show the figures that prove this!
So, I may be wrong, but I'd say judging from your comments, most of us would just as soon do away with this crap. Sure, the sun wouldn't come up til about 7:45 in winter, but I don't care! Or it would mean the sun would set a little earlier in the summer time. I could personally get on board with that. I don't think it would matter to me if the sun set at 8:00 instead of 9:00.
But to be fair, I wanted to know what you guys thought, so we put up a poll on our Facebook page to see what y'all had to say about it. Let's check out some of your comments!
Jeffery Stanley nailed it, I think. And there is talk that if it ever came to be, this is how it would have to be done.
Beth Wallinga brings up a couple valid points. The sun would rise later, and we should be part of Atlantic time, which was a sentiment that a lot of you shared.
Don Piper had a suggestion I hadn't seen yet, anywhere. Sometimes splitting the difference is the way to go.
Rick Stevens actually made me LOL at my desk with this one!
David Beaulieu chimed in all the way from ALASKA! And his case for not changing it up there makes more sense than just about anything.
And I'm sure we could go on and on like this forever. As far as the actual results of the poll, I was surprised to see that it was split down the middle, 50/50. Even in this day and age, there seem to be plenty of people who think it's OK. Like I said, I certainly enjoy the instant gratification of not driving home in the dark, but it all seems like a bunch of hooey to me.
However you feel, it doesn't much matter, because I doubt it's going anywhere anytime soon. Or maybe in future generations, it'll become like a joke of a holiday. Like Arbor Day, or whatnot. Or it'll go away. At any rate, it's here til it's not, so deal with it.