Saturday, April 01, 2006

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time begins Sunday, April 2 at 2 a.m. It’s time for most Americans to set their clocks ahead – spring forward – one hour.

As a retiree, I’ve decided I’m not participating this year. Just too much trouble. I would just have to reverse the whole clock-setting thing again in the Fall and besides, I’m not going to bed or getting up any earlier anyway. If you want to talk to me at 10 a.m. daylight savings time, wait an hour or call in the afternoon. If you want to have lunch with me, have a mid-morning snack and I’ll meet you at noon my time.

I have never understood this whole “time saving” business anyway. There are times when I would like to go to this mysterious “time bank” and withdraw a few hours. There must be hours and hours just piled sky-high that no one has thought to use. Do you know anyone who has ever successfully made a withdrawal?

You know how busy people are always saying, “Oh, I wish I had one more hour in the day,” or “I sure could use an extra day this week.” If we could find this time bank, think how handy that extra hour or day could be. Bad thing is, in no time politicians would figure out a way to tax our time withdrawals and our tax dollars would be funding a study on why kids fall off tricycles. (Oops, hasn’t that one already been funded?)

And don’t give me that old “you get it back in the Fall” routine. Maybe one hour, sure, but where are all the summer hours? I bet it’s all those stored summer hours that are causing global warming. All those banked summer hours of 80 and 90 degrees are heating up the planet.

I think it’s time we retirees all stood up and started a campaign to end this foolishness. You go ahead and get it started and I’ll be along sometime after noon – my time!

P.S. You might enjoy later comments made Monday, October 2, 2006, when it was time to "Fall Back."

© Copyright 2006 Suzzwords


  1. I love your post on daylight savings time. I feel the same way but I could never get by with ignoring the whole idiotic time change thing. Everyone knows you can't really save "Daylight." There is an infinite amount of daylight in any given day according to the season of the year. It's just the darn politicians again trying to tamper with our lives again. Trying to save daylight is as futile as trying to "herd cats."

    Thanks and good luck.

    Or as Edwin R Murrow used to say "Good night and good luck"

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  3. I loved this blog and totally agree. I be dang if I can understand the reasoning behind this. We have extra daylight in the summertime because the days are longer. Why do we need more? I, for one, am ready to start a campaign to end "Daylight Savings Time". With most businesses allowing employees to adjust their work hours, the ones that want to have extra time in the afternoons can go to work at 6 am and get off at 3 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

  4. I am with you! I have clocks that adjust themselves, like the one on the computer or the TV, I do change the one on my microwave, because it's easy to change, but I don't bother with the rest. They WILL return to the right time later on ;)

  5. Sue Too11:03 PM

    I think that campaign is a great idea. And I'm not even retired. Just tired because my body hasn't caught up to the time change quite yet.

  6. Anonymous7:46 AM

    spring forward backwards, spring forward fall backwards. spring fall backwards or is it forward fall backwards? I can't seem to FOCUS on what to do.