Spring Ahead, Fall Back…so we gain an hour today, isn’t that great? I woke up at 5:30 am, fumbled around in the dark and went to have breakfast. I am wondering if there is still a point to this ritual any more? Aren’t we all annoyed by having to reset all our clocks and getting our bodies used to the new time. Even my dog was confused and wanted to go out at 5:30 am this morning. Come to think of it, it was his barking that got me out of bed!
I think that there once was a real reason behind changing the time at some point. I’m sure plenty of money was spent by the government on scientific studies to determine how much energy could be saved by this bi-annual manipulation of time. But, does any of it still apply today? Has anyone checked into it? Does anyone care?
We are being inconvenienced twice a year for no real reason. So why isn’t it being eliminated? I think it’s because it’s elimination is something that the federal government would have to execute. We all know how fast the government gets things done! Maybe 50 years from now a politician will bring it up and a committee will be formed to study the matter and upon their conclusions, 50 years later, they will do away with it.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not sorry I am getting an extra hour today. I love the extra hour and I would be even happier if I could get and extra year. But, in the spring, losing that one hour has always irked me. The days are never long enough when you have things to do, and taking away an hour really stinks.
I guess I’ll be going to bed at 9 pm tonight, an hour earlier than usual, so much for the extra hour!