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Monday, March 11, 2013

Arrgh.

Today is going to be a maximum-coffee day, I fear. I was not ready to go to sleep an hour earlier than I had been. And for damn sure, I was not ready for the alarm clock to go off an hour earlier.

Can we do away with "standard time", now? It's not as though most kids walk to the bus stop any more; they all get picked up and dropped off at their driveways right under the watchful eyes of their parents.

When Daylight Savings Time became law in 1966, it was effective for six months out of the year (last Sunday in April to last Sunday in October). Since then, the beginning has moved up six weeks and the end back a week, so now we're barely at four months of Standard Time. So Standard Time isn't the standard, now.

Let's get rid of it. Or at least, move the beginning of DST to the middle of February, so that the period of Standard Time brackets the Winter Solstice.

5 comments:

Phil said...

Slide over Grumpy, lemme at that coffee pot.

Bridget Magnus said...

Bah, high school kids start classes around 7 here. They go to the bus stop in the dark. Then they are home all afternoon while their parents are working and we wonder why they get drunk/high/pregnant/whatever.

Anonymous said...

Move to AZ, they don't do DST threre.

Anonymous said...

Move to AZ, they don't do DST there

Comrade Misfit said...

Yes, but: Jan Brewer. Racist legislation. Fascist sheriffs.

And as hot as a freaking oven in the summer.

Pass.