This is also the time of year when most of us have gone
through the rigmarole of altering our
Spring forward or fall back why do we have to go through
this every year, not just once but twice?
We wake up wondering if we changed the clocks before
going to bed.
if so did we change all of them, or just some, in which case which
And if so, did we change all of them or just some, in
which case which ones?
Then we come to checking the tide tables, some display
the adjusted times, some don't, sometimes that hour can be crucial.
have occasionally thought about rebelling, not changing my clocks but
that wold put me out of step with the rest of society, leaving me even
more confused than I already am.
Besides, all those cell phones,
computers, GPS receivers, and lord knows what else that we are
all update the time regardless.
I still don’t understand the point of it all. I mean, if
you want to start work or school earlier, why not just go ahead?
What ever happened to the idea of 'flexi time', several
years ago that was supposed to be the coming thing?
And why try to save daylight in summer when we have a
surplus of it?
Besides there are lots of places that seem to manage
without all that fiddling.
Saving Time (DST) has become standard for most of the U.S. except in
Hawaii and Arizona, well most of Arizona, the Navajo reservation, for
some reason, observes DST.
There are rebellious regions in both Canada and
Australia that have sworn off of the practice.
Half of Brazil practices DST and the other half doesn’t.
And there are the many countries that don’t adjust their
clocks each March and October, India, China and Russia, to name a few.