ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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Help me, freshly brewed coffee, you are my only hope.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

What I (honestly) don’t get is how people who complain actually notice losing that hour. Or gaining an hour in the fall.

Do those people have strict bedtimes and and wake times on the weekends?

For me, I never notice because on any given weekend night I might go to bed any time between 9PM and 2AM. And even during the week my bedtime varies by more than an hour.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:06 (four months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

I understand that would be difficult if you had kids. But still, it’s only an hour, and I can’t seem to grasp how people sense the difference.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:09 (four months ago) link

I have kids and this is also the aspect of the complaints that most puzzles me. Like even if I consistently went to bed and got up at the same hours (I don't) there are nights where I can't sleep for hours or sleep restlessly

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:13 (four months ago) link

it's being wrenched awake by an alarm that you know is going off an hour earlier than it should, in order to load sixteen tons and get another day older and deeper in debt.

with kids i find it's the opposite - instead of being rudely awoken at say 6am the clock now says 7am which feels more tolerable!

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:19 (four months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

you sound like a morning person.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (four months ago) link

Oh god no

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (four months ago) link

Just depends on what I’ve got to do that day

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:22 (four months ago) link

Waking up and it's still pitch black out, no thanks

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:30 (four months ago) link

my body seems to have actually synched to the clock... as of the beginning of last week. I was waking up like clockwork at 7am every day when I was on my mini-vacation

this morning sucked

mh, Monday, 9 March 2020 15:04 (four months ago) link

ugh, I guess this isn't the same everywhere but having to get up while it's still dark is the most depressing shit (and I really don't get up that early for someone who has kids that I have to get to school) and I find that the couple of weeks following the time change to generally be the most difficult of the whole year for me

silverfish, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 03:43 (three months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:46 (three months ago) link

Something I never knew until today: under the Wilson government, the UK adhered to GMT+1 from March 1968 to October 1971. In Dec 1970 the Commons voted decisively to end the experiment and we went back to the GMT/BST split the following autumn. During the first two winters, road traffic accidents increased in the mornings, but greatly decreased in the evenings. However, this coincided with stronger drink-driving legislation (and the introduction of the road-side breathalyser), which may have had more of an impact.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:32 (three months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.
Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.


The worst thing gwb did https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:02 (three months ago) link

Absolutely.

The thing I'm proudest of Dubya for doing as president is lengthening the period of time the US is under DST each year.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:02 PM

It was the worst thing he ever did.

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:11 PM

"Even worse than –"

"YES."

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:12 PM

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:38 (three months ago) link


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