If you live anywhere in or out of the United States that recognizes Daylight Savings Time then you probably know we lost that gem yesterday morning at 2am. If you missed it, consider this your reminder. He of We recalls an employee who wasn’t scheduled to work until the Tuesday after a time change (which change he doesn’t recall) and said employee showed up an hour off shift. Makes you wonder what he did for those two days. Or not.
This past Spring we spoke longingly for the entrance of DST (see Springing Forward, March 7, 2013 in House and Home). We noted then that the vast majority of people respond positively to light. That’s about to change with the big change. We’ll soon be making our ways to and from work in the dark, rooting for the morning paper in the dark, and hoping that lump was just the morning paper that we hadn’t retrieved when returning to our driveways in the dark.
In fact, we think some of the negative change has already happened. Have you noticed more people over the past several weeks asking if that week’s Saturday was the one when we turn our clocks back? Were people starting to grumble about the shorter days before the big hour-long shortening? In our neck of the woods (which is really our neck of the suburbs) the last day of Daylight Saving Time saw sunset at 6:15pm. That’s quitting time, not sunset time!
We appreciate the extra end of day daylight that DST gives us. There are probably just as many who appreciate the extra start of day daylight that Standard Time provides. Or not. And then again, they could be wrong. Sorry about that.
Now, that’s what we think. Really. How ‘bout you?