To That Guy Who Actually Likes Switching To DST

You are
insane

And also stupid

Don’t give me that
“the days are longer!” crap
They’re still 24 hours

And the daylight
would be growing longer
whether we changed our clocks
or not
Ever hear of
the earth
spinning
on its axis?

You moron.

(In poetry because Angela told me to. Not very nice because I am fucking tired.)

13 thoughts on “To That Guy Who Actually Likes Switching To DST

  1. B

    March 9, 2009 at 8:32am

    Total coincidence I’m sure but last night was one of only a few nights in the history of my child’s life that she slept most of 12 hours. SO, I’m letting Daylight Savings take the credit and I’m, for once, not pissed at it. (Go ahead, slap me.)

  2. Annika

    March 9, 2009 at 8:37am

    Ah-HA! So that is where the rest of Sam’s sleep went.

  3. Mary

    March 9, 2009 at 11:24am

    I think the best thing I’ve ever heard about DST was a guy writing in to his newspaper saying that we could eliminate global warming by skipping DST, because the days wouldn’t be as long, therefore less sunshine. He was serious, too. Hahaha, what an idiot!

  4. Mary

    March 9, 2009 at 11:26am

    WTH. I accidentally signed in as “blogpot” instead of blogspot on the comment above and it goes to a Christmas website when I click on it. There is actually a littleweloosmom.blogpot.com???
    The innernets are weird.

    Mary’s last blog post..This Little Piggy, Modified for the Times

  5. Jamie

    March 9, 2009 at 12:20pm

    Excluding the really stupid, I think that when most people say that it makes the days longer, they mean that it makes the “visible” part of the day longer — meaning, most of us (depending on schedule) will see more daylight. For example, on Friday in NY, sunrise was at 6:22am, and sunset at 5:52pm — so I missed a good chunk of it in the morning, and by the time I left work the sun was gone. (So depressing.) Today, sunrise was at 7:17am and sunset at 6:55pm — just a smidge more daylight, but I get to experience significantly more of it, so the “day” part of the day feels longer. It certainly makes me happier to leave work and not feel like I’ve missed the whole day.

    In June, the sun will rise in NY at about 5:24am and set at about 8:30pm — clearly I’m not going to see all of the daylight hours, but I’ll see an hour more of it than I would if it was 4:24 to 7:30.

    Speaking of morons, though, I just saw the following in a news article:

    Some people we talked to didn’t remember Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March.

    “I really didn’t until you told me,” says Aaron Amtower. “It’s pretty terrifying to know that we’re losing an hour in the day. I’m not comfortable with that.”

    Jamie’s last blog post..My Chemical Idol

  6. Jodi

    March 9, 2009 at 2:45pm

    Well, I’ll be an idiot, not the first time I’ve been called one! I like it and yes, I know the days aren’t technically LONGER hour-wise, but the later daylight is so important to me, as it’s no longer pitch black dark when I leave work. I think we should just keep it year round and make everyone happy.

    Jodi’s last blog post..Post Op Day 44

  7. Cindy

    March 9, 2009 at 3:54pm

    Yes, to both Jamie and Jodi. It’s nice having daylight until a later hour after I spend most of my day inside at work. Also, I wouldn’t mind if they just kept it year round.

  8. leah

    March 17, 2009 at 9:02pm

    very cool. i heard the results of a study recently that said we do, in fact get completely screwed up with the daylight savings changes, our bodies do not give a hoot about that crap and refuse to comply.

    leah’s last blog post..stuff that is bothering me lately

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