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I hate the time change!

post #1 of 20
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Just had to get that off my chest. It's already too dark too early, in another couple weeks, yuck, it's going to be worse!

Does anyone know why it's even done anymore? Or why it started in the first place?
post #2 of 20
Me too! Here's an explanation:
http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/

Arizona doesn't change - lived there as a child and could always tell what time it was by the angle of the sun. Now, after years of living in Texas and being confused twice a year, forget it! In the summer, it's sunny at 9 p.m., and in the winter it gets dark before 5 p.m. - makes no sense to me.
post #3 of 20
I hate it too

I am such a summer girl
post #4 of 20
I think they started changing the time many years ago because it benefitted the farmers.
...and who knows why we're still doing it?!
post #5 of 20
It doesn't really bother me. But it did when I was younger! Not sure why.
post #6 of 20
I hate it,too.I wish they would just leave the time like it is right now.It will be getting dark at 6:00 pretty soon.
post #7 of 20
Daylight savings time all the way!!!! I HATE when it gets dark so early!!!
post #8 of 20
Daylight Saving Time was a wartime institution, during WWII. It was intended to be an energy-saving measure. It is no longer necessary and an anachronism. Fortunately, AZ doesn't buy into this idiocy!
post #9 of 20
When they started in Germany with that , they told us it would sve energie and money . What a bunch of crap
post #10 of 20
If you think Arizona and Hawaii are weird...on that website tuxedokitties posted, skip ahead to changes and irregularities. scroll down to Indiana. cra-zy...!
post #11 of 20
Yes, I was wondering about that too. On one of my US visits, the trip took the right amount of hours, but we still got to our destination an hour earlier.I thought the one to pick me up would not be there. I did not want to wait in the airport after 10 hours on the plane!
post #12 of 20
I have always been a fan of "Fall-ing back", when we get an extra hour of sleep in the Fall, but can't stand the "Spring ahead" part where we lose the hour in the Spring!

As confusing as DST is, I do like it because I hate it getting dark so early!
post #13 of 20
I had read some place that daylight savings time was invented by someone I think in England, in order to conserve candles. This was way back when they didn't have electricity and lanterns or anything and candles were used all the time. They decided that if they moved the clocks an hour ahead in the spring time, they would be able to make more use of time that way. I don't know how it worked in the winter time...You'd think that even though you're conserving candles in the summer, you're making up for it in the winter b/c it gets dark earlier Oh well. It doesn't bother me none, really.
post #14 of 20
It never bothered me untill I got the job I am working now where I work an over night shift in a wearhouse and on the weekends I am all by myself and don't like to go out to the wearhouse part of the building when it's dark...........over the summer I could go out there around 5 am and the sun would be coming up so I wasn't as scared. but now I go out there at 6 am and the sun is still not up yet man why'd I take this job where I'm working alone in the middle of the night lol.
post #15 of 20
I don't like it being bright so late in the summer - my old apartment was on the 2nd story of an old house, on the west side of the house - it was still sunny and HOT up there at 9:00 p.m., never cooled down until midnight, and I had to get up at 5:00 to get to work in the morning.

WillowsMom, is it legal to carry pepper spray on a keychain there? I always carry it, with a little keychain-sized maglight flashlight from the hardware store. Might make you feel a little better.
post #16 of 20
They use the excuse here that children are going to school in the dark and some children walk to school - it is a safety issue.
post #17 of 20
I hate it, because it's going to mean 1 less hour of the weekend.
post #18 of 20
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Originally posted by tuxedokitties
WillowsMom, is it legal to carry pepper spray on a keychain there? I always carry it, with a little keychain-sized maglight flashlight from the hardware store. Might make you feel a little better.

Nope it's not illegal and I do carry one lol but still Pepper spray can only detour someone not save you....Better then nothing tho
post #19 of 20
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Originally posted by HopeHacker
I hate it, because it's going to mean 1 less hour of the weekend.
amen!
post #20 of 20
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Originally posted by HopeHacker
I hate it, because it's going to mean 1 less hour of the weekend.
Don't we get an additional hour in the autumn when the clock 'falls back'? That's another hour to sleep! It's the 'springing ahead' I dislike.
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