>Daylight Savings Time is For Losers

>I hate this time change business. All of the sudden, it gets dark at 5:00! It’s tough to get stuff done when it’s dark after work. I can’t even walk through my apartment complex to drop off the rent without being a little freaked out. Plus, work feels longer! If that’s not a little bit of hell, I don’t know what is.

Instead of extending the time frame for Daylight Savings, Congress should have gotten rid of it altogether. According to that Wikipedia entry:

Proponents claimed that the extension would save “the equivalent of” 10,000 barrels of oil per day, but this figure was based on U.S. Department of Energy information from the 1970s, the accuracy and relevance of which the DoE no longer stands by. There is very little recent research on what the actual positive effects, if any, might be.

Can’t we just keep the time the same all year long? There’s no evidence to support changing the time as a means to save energy, so why continue with the stupid tradition? Most people operate on a 8-5, Monday through Friday work week. Business hours really have little to do with the amount of daylight, as far as I can tell.

I’m sick of it. Fuck you, Ben Franklin!

6 thoughts on “>Daylight Savings Time is For Losers

  1. Anonymous

    >Check your facts chick. We are now back to standard time. Actual time.

    Understand??

    If daylight savings time was eliminated, this is what it would be. all the time.

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  2. Used Hack

    >The anonymous dude is right, but I’m with you. I hate going back to normal time.

    I’d much rather drive home at what feels like a decent time of day. Oh, sure, they’ll all point to the poor kids who’d have to wait for the bus in the dark. Well, fuck them!

    And fuck Ben Franklin too!!!

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  3. SFChick74

    >So if standard time is actual time, what is Daylight Savings? Just pretend? 😉

    It’s going to be dark in the winter. I can accept that begrudingly. But, give me a month or two to get used to it, not a day. That’s what I’m pissed off about.

    I hate it when the damn time springs forward in April. It messes with my internal clock. I just want people to stop playing God by messing with time! Just pick one and stay with it.

    Maybe I should just create my own person time zone. That way, I don’t have to change the clocks for Daylight Savings (beginning or ending). I just choose not to observe it.

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