If you live in an area of the United States that participates in Daylight Saving Time, I would like to know what you think of it.
Do you like it?
Do you not like it?
Do you wish it could be done with?
I for one wish we could go back to just good old regular time. I think it was a good deal when it was first thought of and implemented. I read on a posting from an email I received, that it originally was a joke.
Did you remember to set your clock back early this morning? You can thank Benjamin Franklin for that extra hour of sleep you (hopefully) got last night! Daylight Saving Time actually began as a joke by Franklin, who proposed that people who woke earlier on bright summer mornings could work more throughout the day and thus save on candles. During his time as an American envoy to France, Franklin anonymously published a satirical letter to the Parisians with this proposal, suggesting they economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight instead. While it started as a joke, the modern idea of daylight savings should actually be credited to George Vernon Hudson who first proposed the idea of Daylight Savings in 1895. DST was officially implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary in April of 1916, and has been widely used in North America and Europe ever since.
Going back to wanting it to be done with. I suppose the farmers would still like it as they get more daylight hours to work with when planting and harvesting. Any farmers out there that read blogs? I would like to hear from you too.
I like things kind of natural I suppose. That might be another blog posting. I like not having to remember to change the clocks back or forward. Since I am retired, it is not that big of a deal. But, my husband, who is also retired, has another part time job and definitely has to be to work on time after the weekend is over. I would eventually get them changed on the weekend. Of course we have about three Atomic clocks that change automatically. I really like them. I think my biggest pet peeve about it, is that the older I get the longer it takes me to adjust. In the spring is the worst time when we lose and hour. Falling back is not such a big thing. Although Sunday seemed to be a long day. And it got dark an hour sooner than it had been. I have to remember to get the chores done before dark now. Oh well, I will get into the hang of it. I always do. I like to complain sometimes. And I will probably make a blog out of it. Lol. Can you put that in blogs? Anyway, I try to be funny, but can’t seem to get the hang of it. You all will just have to bear with me.
- Ben Franklin’s Daylight Saving Time Proposal Was Written as a Joke (gizmodo.com)
- You Can Blame the Candy Industry for November Daylight Saving Time (mediabistro.com)
- Another year of the daylight savings time… (shortformblog.com)