Daylight Savings Time

March 9, 2009

Humor, Rants

DST, Rants

alarmclHave you noticed all the cranky people out and around today?  I’m not ashamed to say that I’m one of them.   It will take me a week or so to get over the transitional trauma.  I am NOT a morning person!!!  I would say that I woke up cursing our governor, Mitch Daniels, for pushing through the time change in Indiana, but it wouldn’t be true.  I wasn’t awake enough for that…

Doing away with Daylight Savings Time (DST) was one of the more progressive things Indiana had done in the past.  There’s no daylight being “saved”.  It’s not like it’s something we can harvest and sell to northern Alaska to get them through the 30 Days of Night.  I’m not saying that it’s the cause of our droughts like Mr. Hill here, but I’m not sure what good has come of it.  Everyone is not a farmer these days.  Whether I have the lights on in the morning or at night is irrelevant.  I’m still not getting enough sleep…

But now we have it back…  Governor Mitch was so adament that we needed to be in lockstep with the rest of the country that he lost control of the House in the following election over this issue.  Nothing like having the Time Change right before the election to remind everyone and put them in the voting mood.  And then what happens?  The Feds decide that we need to change DST and extend it, without consulting with the rest of the world.  So now, Indiana may be in step with the rest of the United States, but the United States is out of step with the rest of the World for about a month each year.  Brilliant!

The Persitence of Memory by Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

As the day goes by, the drag will get worse.  I wonder if Salvador Dali was suffering from the effects of Daylight Savings Time when he painted The Persistence of Memory?  It seems appropriate to me as it shows the melting of clocks on the landscape…  That will be me, dragging more and more as the day goes by.  But hey!  Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll be back to my normal hatred of mornings without the DST enhancements…

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