Here we go again, on Sunday, November 2, it will be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be grunting to ourselves as we wander from room to room resetting all of our clocks: you know all the ones we have on the clock radio, stove, microwave, thermostat, wrist watches, etc. And, every year I forget to change the clock in my car! I prefer daylight savings time.
Yes, you will get an extra hour of sleep by turning back the clock by an hour in the fall. But if you have a regular day job, you'll be commuting home in the dark instead of in daylight. Why do we do this every fall? I always felt it was a stupid thing to do. I'm retired now but I'm still concerned about my family and friends that still work.
Turning the clocks back and waking up in the predawn darkness is simply bad for your health, especially if you are elderly or have a heart condition, researchers have noted in their medical studies. Going to bed in the dark and waking up in the dark is simply stupid in my opinion.
Isn't it more important to save lives and save electricity? Why can't we convince the government to leave our clocks alone and set and Daylight Savings Time? I'm sure the farmers would appreciate it as well. And, the children have more play time outdoors after dinner. Of course, today the kids play with their electronics more than riding their bikes or playing on a swing set in the backyard. Those were the good old days!
Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not change their clocks. So how can we convince all of our local governments to take on this initiative? Complaining by myself does not help. You need everyone to complain to get somewhere.