Yes, I know: we “spring” ahead this weekend. It’s daylight saving time once again. “Oh, joy,” he said, knee deep in sarcasm.
I hate “springing ahead.” I always have and I always will. “But, it gives us one more hour of daylight!” I’ve got nothing against daylight, but the last time I looked up at the sun and said, “We better hurry, we’re burning daylight,” was when I went back in time and was part of cowboy posse! Yes. More sarcasm.
Can we just stop it already? The following are facts: we don’t save energy with daylight savings time. We actually use more of it going out and about in the light of day. More accidents happen on the road right after we “spring” ahead and there are more accidents in the workplace as well as body clocks desperately try to readjust to the loss of that precious hour.
So, I’ll make the same request I make very year. Let this time change go ahead and spring forward, but when we fall back in late October, let’s stay back. Trust me people. You’ll feel better in the long run. You’ll be more rested having gained an hour, and it will be the first step towards world peace. Ok, maybe not the last one so much, but there will be a lot less people complaining.