Consider yourself warned...
I get why we participate in the the whole Daylight Saving Time ritual, I really do. We get more evening light which helps conserve energy because people are outside longer and don't need interior lights on as long, blah, blah, blah... And, after a week or two, once I acclimate to driving to work in the pitch blackness again and get in the habit of telling myself, "Hey, I know it's only 2 hours after sunset, but it's 10 o'clock... Get your butt in bed!" I'll be fine. Until then, I will be a complete, off kilter mess. If you see me wandering about aimlessly, just deduce where I'm supposed to be based on the time of day and point me in the right direction.
One of my biggest complaints, other than the two I already mentioned, is the timing of this biannual switch over. Granted, I'm grateful it is executed over a weekend because if it wasn't, it's a guarantee that I'd be late for the work the following morning, but still... Why can't we fast forward ourselves on a Friday afternoon? Most weekday employees are already mentally "weekending" on Friday afternoons anyway, so losing one teensy, little hour wouldn't hurt.
Okay, okay... I know the powers that be will never, ever let the above proposal fly. A second suggestion is this:
Here's an interesting tidbit about how Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time as most Americans seem to want to call it (and how it's written on most of these memes and someecards), affects me. The fall time change doesn't bother me much. No, I don't really like the fact that it gets dark at 5:00pm, but the moving of the clock back an hour doesn't adversely affect the way I feel. The losing of the hour in the spring, well, that's a completely different story.
I feel like...
Yep, pretty much for the next 5 to 7 days, I will feel completely and utterly jet lagged. I will feel out of sync with the time and with the environment. You know, if I'm going to feel jet lagged, then I'd at least like to have gone somewhere other than back and forth to work. Shouldn't I at least have some great travel stories or at least a tan in exchange for feeling this way?
And lastly, as I already alluded to earlier, this all too common practice of adding of the S at the end of "Saving" is a pet peeve of mine. Here's my public service announcement for the week:
Anyone else out there suffer from this "Springing Forward Jet Lag?" If so, I hope this finds you not late for anything this morning and acclimating to the change as best as you can. As my grandmother used to say, "And this, too, soon shall pass..."
Oh, and to you all you math nerds out there including my college roommate/cousin-in-law who teaches math to middle schoolers in Tennessee, Happy Pi Day!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
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