Monday, November 2, 2009

The End of DST: The Bane of My Existence

Does anyone else loathe Daylight Saving Time as much as I do? Well, I guess technically I love Daylight Saving Time and loathe when it ends.

Driving home today, in the dark, at 5:30pm, made me realize just how much I hate "falling back" each year. I think that I tend to be highly affected by weather in general, and having more nighttime hours makes me extra moody (notice I said extra, because I fully admit that I'm moody no matter what). Besides, gaining the extra hour of sleep means nothing when you have to spend just as much time trying to change all your clocks. Grrr...

And, according to US News, observing DST year-round would reduce lethal car crashes and pedestrian stikes. The insurance adjuster in me feels like that alone is enough to keep the clocks set ahead an hour for 365 days a year.

So, what say you? Do you love DST and the extra daylight hours it brings, or are you counting the days until your clocks go back each fall?


marie said...

Fall back - boo!

Spring forward - yea!

I vote for staying sprung!!!

2sisters said...

Totally with you!!! Hate all that darkness so early at night. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our blog. Hope you stop by again sometime.

Heather J. said...

ok, I'll be the voice of dissent ... I LOVE the Fall back thing! Yes, it is horrible to drive home in the dark but it is much worse to me to get UP in the dark. :)

Jo said...
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Jo said...

I have a love-hate relationship with non-DST. Like Heather said I hate getting up in the dark it is so hard to get up when the sun isn't even up yet. Although I equally hate driving in the dark after I get off of work.

If only it could be summer all year long, then we could get up and it wouldn't be and it wouldn't be dark until 9pm. :-)

Regina said...

"Falling back" seemed to be more of a shock than usual this year. I couldn't believe how dark it was when I left work!

I wonder how a full-time daylight saving schedule would work. It would definitely impact global businesses. (Of course, it's already a challenge finding time to meet with my teammates across the globe. But one hour can make a huge difference!) Sorry. Don't know where that random thought came from. :-)

Jacqi said...

Getting up in the dark. Who cares? But when it's basically dark out at 4pm - that is ridiculous - by 6:30 it might as well be midnight. It makes coming to work even harder.

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