Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Why It’s My Least Favorite Day of the Year

I don’t have anything against Saturdays. In fact, I generally like Saturdays a great deal. In some respects, they’re my only true day off.

But there’s one Saturday I dread every year. That particular Saturday, in 2013, just happens to be March 9th, the day this post was written (in case you’re reading it later). What do I have against this particular day?

It’s simple: it’s the day on which we have to give up an extra hour of sleep by adjusting our clocks ahead one hour. Technically, the change should come at 1:59am tonight (which would of course be Sunday), because the clocks go from 1:59am to 3:00am. The 2:00am hour doesn’t exist, which makes up for the extra 2:00am hour we had months earlier when we rolled the clocks back one hour and gained an hour of sleep.

But if you stay up until 1:59am just to skip ahead, then you’re losing much more than a single hour of sleep, unless you plan on staying in bed until noon.

I know all the arguments behind Daylight Saving Time. (Note that it’s Saving, not Savings.)

But if we’re all so damned smart, we ought to be able to figure out a way to make this seasonal adjustment without costing ourselves that hour of sleep. It’s the 21st century, after all. We seem to think we have all the answers these days…surely there’s some easy one for this.

9 Comments

  1. One time when I was on a business trip to mid-Ohio, at breakfast I overheard two farmers talking. One farmer was cursing the time change. He was saying that it threw off the cow for their milking, that they coming in an hour early.
    I felt like turning around in the booth and saying, “Just go out an milk them an hour early!”

  2. BruceSallan patricksplace :/ Yup…feel fortunate to live in a part of AU where we don’t participate in daylight savings.

  3. For about 3 days – 4 at the most – we’ll wander around saying “Yes, but it’s REALLY only 5:00”  when the clock says it’s 6:00.
    Well, I know I do that.

  4. I don’t like this day either. I don’t understand why we need to do it in today’s world. I can understand back in the day but now?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.