I am sure there are going to be 50 billion posts today about daylight savings time. Well, I am no exception.
Is there anyone out there who DOESNT think this is just a giant waste of energy? With today’s society and technology, time is relative and who gives one rat hair what that actually is? Farmers don’t, and that is what the bureaucracy has tagged DST with all of these years. Recreation is now a more accepted fact of why they want longer days during the summer.
But what difference will it make in the winter if we just stuck to DST all year long? A few states don’t change time, AZ and HI come to mind. They seem to do fine, why doesn’t the rest of the country follow suit? I don’t believe there are any kickbacks to the government from people who get to play in the sun until 10 pm.
I guess you will just have to forgive me today, I am in the midst of the “Time Change Hangover”, that day after the change when you actually have to get up and work or get the kids to school, and you realize that you are now getting up at 5 am. Sure in the winter it will feel like 7, but that is now months away and not worth looking forward to.
I know it will do about as much good as hoping for a miracle, but what do you think about changing DST to be the only time? Making summer time standard and standard across the country. Not one time zone like China, but one time, so that 8pm in Utah in July is 8pm in Arizona in July. Or December.
I have a story about a vacation to AZ with time differences… We were on a vacation to visit a bunch of National Parks in Utah and then the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It was noon by our watches and our stomachs, and we were hungry. This was in late June. We went looking for something to eat, and every place we looked at around the grand canyon was just getting started. We looked at the open times on the windows, 11 AM. Well here it was 12, and they still were not open. Finally one guy told us in broken English, “No, is 11 now. No time change in Arizona.” Gee thanks Arizona State Government. Maybe you could be troubled to post a sign or two saying, “We don’t conform to the stupidity of changing the time twice a year.” Anyway, the whole debate is silly, pick a time and stay there.
Let me know if you have any other suggestions that don’t involve death or moving countries.