This is my bi-annual reminder that in the U.S. we moved our clocks back by an hour and my reminder that it’s stupid. I’ve been posting this since 2006 and will continue to do so until we do away with Daylight Savings Time.
When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to pass a law getting rid of Daylight Savings Time. I don’t know if other countries do this. I do know that not all the U.S. states abide by it. Daylight Savings Time was created about 100 years ago to give farmers more daylight in which to do their work in the fields. Call me crazy, but why the hell didn’t someone just suggest that the lazy ass farmers drag themselves out of a bed a little earlier each day? Because those cud chewing, overall wearing, udder jerking lay-abouts can’t be bothered to set their alarm clocks we’re all stuck changing time?
I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but about 6 or 7 years ago the U.S. Congress, in another colossal waste of their time and our tax dollars, extended daylight savings time by a few weeks on either end. First off, why isn’t it called daylight spending time since we are using more daylight in the summer months? Secondly, at this point the farmers (except the creepy Amish ones) all have electricity and alarm clocks, which may not have been the case 100 years ago. I can get away with saying that about the Amish because my demographic data shows that for some reason I have very low readership among the Amish. I guess they just don’t get me. Reportedly the reason Congress did this is to save energy. How will changing our clocks twice a year save energy? Don’t we set our thermostats and use heat based on the outdoor temperature, not how light out it is? I’d like to save the energy I expend changing my clocks! I’d like Congress to tell me when I get that back. Congress has again proven to be the biggest collection of morons outside of…well…I guess I can’t think of a bigger collection. Why doesn’t Congress set their alarm clocks an hour earlier so they can get up early and get more of this important work done?
B.T. dubs, if we set our clocks back an hour now but we turn them ahead in the Spring, over the course of a year what difference does it make? If we learned anthying from Marty McFly it was that we shouldn’t muck about with time. Also, according to statistics the day after we change our clocks there are more workplace injuries, car accidents, and for the day, a 10% rise in heart attacks.
I for one am not going to go for this stupid daylight savings time thing anymore. I don’t work at a farm or for Congress, so I told my boss that for 6 months I’ll be to work an hour early or late, however it works out. When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, this is going to change.
If you’d like to support my bid for President or Sexiest Man Alive, please hit the Facebook, Twitter or re-blog share button below, but hurry because you have an hour less to do it in this weekend. Or is it an hour more? Have a great weekend! ~Phil
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Oh God your funny
Thank you Deborah!
Loved this, Phil…..I actually gasped/choked when I read that comment about the creepy Amish. OMG. You really venture in where no one else would. Guess you’re right though…not too many of those “creepy Amish” with blogs…..
I do like the Amish and their mysterious culture. I’ve actually written quite a few posts about them. Keep an eye out for them in my Throwback Thursday’s posts.
I’m finally happy that my hot tub’s automatic schedule will be back to normal. Heaven forbid that I try to figure it out on my own. Another reason I hate Daylight Spending Time! I like that term!! Good post!
I’m with you, they should leave our daylight alone. I think we do it in the UK to save lots of children from being run over in the dark on their way to school – especially further North in Scotland where it takes longer to ‘dawn’ on them..
Well done, Phil! I.FREAKIN.HATE.DAYLIGHT.SAVINGS.TIME.
Thanks. I hate it too. It makes no sense.
Just to balance the universe I have to say I LOVE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME. This ‘fall back’ thing at this time of year sucks.
How do you even figure out Daylight Savings in metric time?
It’s a secret talent. We’re not allowed to talk about it … national security and all that stuff … you know, our motto “Keep Them Confused” 😉
I completely agree. It’s just a dirty trick to make everyone wake up even earlier.
Everyone thinks DST give them more sun. THERE IS MORE SUN BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER, PEOPLE! 🙂
Me thinks you have your curmudgeon sweater on today! Ha-ha! Since I’m slow to get up the fall time change has never bothered me but the Spring one is difficult. Losing that morning hour kills me. BTW – many countries also have follow a daylight savings time routine and it sucks there too! Anita
I can’t decide which of these titles to nominate you for, since you qualify for both.
So many choices, so little time! heh