Friday, November 9, 2007

Daylight Wastings Time

Me no like-y the time change. I'm currently considering a move to Indiana, if only I had a hankerin' for fields of frozen corn, and if only I didn't use words like "hankerin'".

Can somebody older and wiser explain this to me? It's the dawn of winter. Days are already getting shorter and we short them by an hour?

I went for a walk last night at 6:30 and it was PITCH black out. I normally point out the trees and the birds and the other walking babies and dogs to Maizie. Last night, it was more like, "This color is called black." and "Here's a creepy van that could abduct us."

When we were in Chicago, we visited the site where some really dumb people in the 1950s (?) created Daylight Savings Time. I want to return and spit. Maybe people in the 1950s woke up at 5 a.m. to enjoy the extra hour of sun, and then came inside at 4 p.m. to cozy up by their radios, but this is the 21st Century. The Office doesn't come on until 8, and we want to be outside until 7:55.

P.S. Jason (aka. The All-Correcting One, or the Great Corrector) did some research this morning and let me know I am pitifully mis-informed. Daylight Savings Time is in the Summer and now we're on regular time. So I guess I hate regular time. And the whole clock-changing thing still makes no sense to me at all. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Or moving to Indiana. Either one.


Irma and Koby said...

Preach on sistuh!! I hate it too. It makes no sense to me. What exactly are we saving??

Pryncss Briana said...

much as the farmers appreciated it back in their day, I think it is an outdated ritual that is just plain silly. Let's start a petition!

Mark said...

I hate to be the one to out-correct the Great Corrector, but...

It's Daylight Saving (sing.) Time, not Daylight Savings Time.

And a move to Indiana, while greatly appreciated by relatives nearby, wouldn't do you any good. Indiana began observing DST two years ago. You would have to move to Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Samoa or Guam to escape the plague. (Your parents are not recommending any of these moves, by the way.)

And just to be absolutely correct, if you move to Arizona, you need to avoid the Navajo nation, because DST is observed there.

Caren said...

Yeah. I choose Hawaii.

Debby McCrary said...

Thanks for a great laugh! Thought I was reading the humor column in Readers Digest.
but, I can understand your frustration.
(Morgandy's Grams)

J Katy Garner said...

I'm with you I greatly dislike it... your so funny! love your blog

Mark said...

Just had to add this one to the discussion:

First, another correction. It wasn't farmers who pushed for DST. In fact, they continue to be among the biggest opponents. Since they can only work in daylight hours, they say it extends their work day and hour later into the evening.

Which leads us to a comment I read on a website that asked why "idiot farmers" hated DST:

"As a farmer, I resent being called an idiot. The reason we are against daylight saving time is that our crops can't stand the extra hour of sun in the dry part of the year. They burn up and wilt." --J. Bass, Dallas, Texas

So, there you have it, and likely from a distant relative.