Sunday, March 9, 2008

Daylight Savings, Phooey!

I've never been a big fan of Daylight Saving Time, but this year I found it particularly inconvenient. I was at EPICon2008 until this morning. Last night was the banquet, so we were all up late, celebrating the EPPIE winners, then back in the room, throwing stuff into our suitcases until late.

Because of a flight change, we were up at 6:00AM, only it was really 5:00AM, after a late night and a not-very-restful sleep. I'm home now, but too brain dead to think straight.

So can someone tell me why we still have Daylight Saving Time? It may have made sense during World War I when a good part of the country was still not electrified, though I doubt it. In those days, farmers worked from sunup to sundown, and it really didn't matter what time it was. But now?

Some people like to say it's another hour of daylight, but it isn't. The sun shines for the same number of hours on any given day regardless of what our clocks say. I wish Congress would just drop the whole dang thing. All it does is give everyone artificial jet lag twice a year without the fun of actually traveling! But that's just MHO.

What do you think? Should we keep DST or junk it? You know where I stand.

Linda / Lyndi


Sandy Levin said...

I personally like DST. It makes it seem like I have more hours in the day because I don't like driving places in the dark. So I'm out and about until the sun goes down. It also gives me the chance to sleep a little later and still watch the sunrise :-)

Linda McLaughlin said...


Your reasons make sense. I hadn't thought about the sunrise angle since I'm not a morning person. LOL, I was pretty tired and grumpy when I wrote that post, but I'm still not sold on DST. But since I have no control over it, I may as well quit complaining.

Linda / Lyndi

Rhonda said...

I feel like it comes earlier each year. Maybe they oughtta just get it over with and bump us all up an hour all year round? I agree that the back&forth is draining.

Linda McLaughlin said...


It did come earlier this year, by about a month. Don't ask me why, I don't know.