It’s that time of the year again. Daylight Savings is a public menace. I’ll set my clock back in the fall (I think) and forward in the spring. But I won’t like it. And I won’t like you if you do.
‘Ben Franklin thought daylight saving time was a good idea!’ People say, ‘it’s for farmers.’
Ben Franklin also thought that it was a good idea to make the turkey the national bird!
But wait! It doesn’t stop there…
‘Daylight saving time was popular during World War I,’ people say. ‘And we brought it back during World War II’
Do you know what else was popular during World War I? Racism. And I don’t see anyone rushing around demanding we re-institute that.
My only reason for supporting daylight saving time is that it makes keeping a work-life balance more difficult for vampires.
It would be one thing if people defended this abomination on the grounds that they hated waking up in the dark because it felt like being in a Dickensian workhouse.
Once I tried neither springing forward nor falling back. It didn’t work very well. Perhaps don’t schedule your wedding during this time.
So sure, fall forward. Or backward. Spring ahead. But don’t try to tell me I have to like it.