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I Ain't Doing It!

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    ugh dst i lost so much sleep last night due to this!
     
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Which is why DST needs to be obliterated altogether - all it does is confuse people and throw them off twice a year.

    "They" say one of the reasons we need DST is to ease the stress of farmers, but you know what? The farming industry doesn't operate 9 to 5 like the corporate world does. Farmers don't use clocks, they use the sun, and no matter what time the clock says, farmers are still going to start working when the sun comes up and stop working when the sun goes down. I mean you could change the time settings to where the sun would rise at 2:00 in the morning and set at 4:00 in the afternoon, but it wouldn't matter to farmers, because that's still when they'd be working anyway.

    Again, DST was invented during a time when electricity was just starting to become a reality, and extended DST is an outdated policy from the administration of one of the worst presidents in the history of America.

    We've no need for this nonsense.
     
  3. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    wait Obama is extending DST?
     
  4. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I think D'Snowth was referring to George W. Bush, as the policy was effective starting in 2007, while Bush was still president.

    Being a Midwestern citizen in the United States, I don't have a problem with DST. All that matters to me is that the Sun is out longer, and we get to spend more time outside while it's light out.
     
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Prior to George Whaaat? Bush extending DST in 2007, time change was in April and October, not March and November. Not only that, but Bush moved springing forward an entire month ahead in the spring, but moved falling back only a week in the fall.
    See, I'm the opposite. I'm a night owl, I like when it gets dark early, otherwise, it feels like there's too many hours in the day. Not to mention when I was a kid and had to go to bed early because of school, it was kind of difficult trying to sleep at 8:30 and 9:00 at night when it's still daylight out. :p
     
  6. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I happen to be a night owl myself, but since I don't have a job, I'm usually up until at least 2 AM and wake up at 10 AM most days (and it depends on if I I have any appointments, and stuff like that)
     
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I keep similar hours myself. ;)
     
  8. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I'm quite a night owl as well. I usually go to bed roughly between 12:30—1:30 in the morning and usually wake up around 9:30. Sadly, I have to wake up an hour earlier on Wednesdays, though, due to mandatory staff meetings.

    Hopefully DST will get me out of bed sooner. ;)
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not a morning person in the least, so if I have appointments that I have to make, I usually schedule them for the afternoon -- except for doctor appointments, I find the earlier you go in, the chances are better you won't be in for a long wait, because it seems like as the day goes on and the doctors get backed up, the longer you have to wait.

    Thursdays, however, I have to make deliveries early in the day, but it's not too bad.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey, this puts DST into a humorous, yet accurate perspective:

     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ugh. Springing forward tonight. Not cool.
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ugh . . . the day feels like it's lasting forever . . . I'm so bored, I don't know what to do.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, it's time to make my twice-yearly remark about tonight should be the night that we fall back, so I will fer shurely be setting my clocks back an hour tonight, and preserve my rights as an Amuricun citizen and not let these gummental fatcats push me around.

    Yay! DST is (or should be at least) over!
     
  14. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Say what you want about Daylight Savings Time being over, I'm waiting another week like most people are. ;)

    I'm just not looking forward to the period where it gets dark earlier again until the Winter solstice. I don't like to see the sun set at 5:00.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I like it dark by 6:00. :p
     
  16. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Well, time to go back to the ol' dark days... :rolleyes:
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So, apparently DST starts up this Sunday. Like I say every year, for me all that does is shift TV shows one hour back to the time they're actually announced to air under normal EST scheduling.
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thanks for bumping the thread, Ed (rhymes).

    While the continued implement of extended DST sucks (and I'm still not springing forward till next month when we're supposed to), I'm at least glad that it's a little late this year, which means less time having to be on a different time than everybody else, which means less confusion.
     
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    If the fact that DST started today got a rile out of the Snowth... Then this trailer I caught for some animated CGI PG movie about it with the tagline "Missing an hour? It's Daylight Savings Time" will probably rattle the Snowths to post about it either in the Stupid Movie or Rant threads. :smirk:
     

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