"They" are giving us our hour back again on Sunday morning.
When 2am becomes 1am on Sunday morning, I will get to do that hour all over again - most of you won't even notice. It may well be the secret to my business fortune for 2012.
It was my hour, taken in April for lots of admin reasons. It is not as though I am being bestowed a gift of an hour.
My computer clock changed a week early - perhaps it had had enough of the charade. My phone is still in compliance. The microwave needs a hand to change.
The new times won't make that much difference to the daily distribution of sunlight. Even now it is dark at 6am and dark at 6pm. In Sandy UT it takes the sun a while to struggle up over the mountains of the Wasatch Front. We know it's coming quite a while before it appears.
Prior to involving myself in this bout of Daylight Saving, I lived in Queensland, Australia, a state totally and vehemently opposed to the insanity of Daylight Saving for the following sound reasons (among others)
- The extra sunlight would fade carpets even faster.
- The chooks will be put right off their job
- The cows will never go for it
- Us farmers already work from sun up to sun down anywise
Add to this the complication of calculating time zones as other places slide into and out of Daylight Saving (or not, as dictated by local custom).
"G'Day, Fred mate, Wot time you got? "
"2am!, Crikey, I got my ay ems and pee ems mixed up, agin. Anyhow, you up?"
(Pick reply from appropriate set of expletives.)
You will have your hour back Sunday morning - appreciate the largess, and make the most of it.
"They" aim to get it back again in a few months when it suits them.