STOP THE CLOCK

Fandango’s Provocative Question #161

I’ve hated daylight savings time as long as I’ve been aware it existed, so this change can’t come soon enough for me!

Assuming you agree we should have the same clock time year-round rather than moving up an hour in spring and back an hour in the fall, do you favor going to permanent Daylight Saving Time or permanent Standard Time? Why do you feel that way?

In the end, it probably wouldn’t matter a whole lot which way we went but I think by keeping Daylight Saving Time (DST) we keep a little more light in the evening. Not enough because we will still be getting up in the dark — for those who work by the clock — and driving home in the dark. But if you got out early, you might see daylight. At least there’s hope and the return of spring seems to make a bigger difference on DST.

At least with DST, night fall never comes before 5 which at least means there is time to feed the birds before we go to full darkness. Right now, in Standard Time, it’s dark by 4:30, so many people are getting up in the dark and by the time they are heading home, it’s fully dark again.

Springing forward was never a problem, but backing up an hour in a chiming clock requires significant planning — especially when your home contains many more than a dozen chiming clocks

Never seeing the light of day can be depressing. For those of us who live in the north, the world is a cold, dark place in the winter anyway — and the bi-annual time change does not make it easier.



Categories: #FPQ, Anecdote, Provocative Questions, time, Winter, Word Prompt

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5 replies

  1. I guess either way is fine with me as long as it’s “permanent.”

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  2. Listen. If we never did this I wouldn’t notice.
    I think it’s just done to annoy me.

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