I hate all this buggering around with the clocks every 6 months, not only does it make me even more out of sync with the rest of the word and mess with everyone elses internal clock but it is totally unnecessary in today’s world.
Brought in 100 years ago to......” minimize the use of
artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort during
World War I” I think that that war is over! Modern almost 24hr a
day work / life habits negate any 'savings' of any kind and may in
fact cost us by disrupting folks circadian rhythms. “Clock shifts
sometimes complicate timekeeping, and can disrupt travel, billing,
record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep
patterns.”......and piss off old men!
So as I contemplate waking at the same time as I always do but an
hour earlier according to the clock & sit around for hours
waiting for for the sun to emerge from behind our forest of trees at
9.30 or so, (or is that now 8.30 or 10.30, I dont know, I get so
confused by all this back and forward thing,) I say why dont we just
leave the bloody clocks at one setting or the other.
They say old folks dont need as much sleep, I dont know about that
I could USE more sleep I just dont GET more sleep. As I struggle to
keep my eyes open for a couple of hours after the evening news, a
fight not helped by the absolute crap on the box during that period,
I contemplate waking up to see the clock saying 4.30 instead of 5.30
and thats if I sleep in for a bit! I think perhaps an afternoon nap
may be in order but will that mean I get even less sleep at night,
however without one I could be falling asleep right after supper
.....or worse do a face plant on my plate!
A longtime rural resident, I use my 60 plus years of life learning to opinionate here and elsewhere on the “interweb” on everything from politics to environmental issues. A believer in reasonable discourse rather than unhelpful attacks I try to give positive input to the blogesphere, so feel free to comment upon rural issues or anything else posted here. But don’t be surprised if you comments get zapped if you are not polite in your replys.