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April 4, 2006

Next year we don't touch the clocks

I went hunting for the bastard who invented daylight savings time (DST) and all I could find was this Wikipedia reference. Here is an excerpt of the criticisms (with my additions in parentheses):
DST is not universally accepted and many localities (wisely) do not observe it. Opponents claim that there is not enough benefit to justify the need to adjust clocks twice every year. The disruption in sleep patterns associated with setting clocks either forward or backward correlates with a spike in the number of severe auto accidents (and toddlers unable to adjust their sleep patterns damn it), as well as lost productivity as sleep-disrupted workers adjust to the schedule change. ... Since DST exchanges morning daylight for evening daylight, late sunrises occur when DST is in effect either too far before the vernal equinox or too far after the autumnal equinox and darkness in the morning can be undesirable for early risers like (cranky toddlers and) schoolchildren and workers who begin their workday at 8:00 AM or earlier.
Unfortunately there isn't a single person to blame or I'd hunt down his email address and send it to my favorite 50 online pharmacies and tell them this person was in serious need of ED treatments.

For now, we'll try to adjust.

5 comments:

Clam said...

I thought it was Benjamin Franklin.

dave said...

If it was, he's a bastard.

Peggy Vanderkleed said...

I thought it was, too. He came back from a visit to France where he'd been struck by the concept. Don't know what the trigger was.
Love Mom,Peggy,Grandma

If it's any consolation Abbie had a meltdown when told she had to go to bed while it was still light.

The Imperfect Christian said...

Whoever it was, HE sucks the big one. And it has to be a HE, only a man would invent something like that!!

Anonymous said...

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