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I Hate DST

Dear Daylight Saving Time:

I hate you. I want to get to work at a "normal" hour today. I also want to run before going to work. Sadly, because it's still dark outside, that's not going to happen.

OK. Fine. I'll run Tues/Thurs this week. I'll get my headlamp out today so that I can run in the dark tomorrow, I guess.

When I'm president, I shall eliminate you.

Curse you, DST. Curse you.

kthxbai,
drmellow

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meep
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
When is it over? I'm not keeping track here.
drmellow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks to the stupid government, it got extended all the way to November 4. I think it was supposed to be over this weekend, but nooooooo......

hatehatehatehate
meep
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
wtf, dude.
NOVEMBER?!?!

drmellow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
Re: wtf, dude.
fettman
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
Dear President Mellow,
Please bring back the electric car. That way, by the time my children are ready to drive, the EV1's will be cheaper and our country won't be so dependent on oil.

kthxbai,
fettman
secretary of steak
0ccam
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Alright. You've got my vote. Ben Franklin was being sarcastic when he mentioned the idea back in the day. DST is STUPID.
christtrekker
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
He was‽ Got a reference for that?
0ccam
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
OK. "Sarcastic" might be the wrong word.
How about "satirical" and/or "whimsical"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

"During his time as an American envoy to France, Benjamin Franklin anonymously published a letter in 1784 suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by arising earlier to use morning sunlight.[13] Franklin's mild satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise, in the spirit of his earlier proverb "Early to bed and early to rise / Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."[14] Franklin did not propose shifting clocks; like ancient Rome, 18th-century Europe did not keep accurate schedules. However, this soon changed as rail and communication networks came to require a standardization of time unknown in Franklin's day.[15]

[15]# ^ Eviatar Zerubavel (1982). "The standardization of time: a sociohistorical perspective". The American Journal of Sociology 88 (1): 1–23. Retrieved on 2007-05-16. "

http://www.standardtime.com/

"The earliest known reference to the idea of daylight saving time comes from a purely whimsical 1784 essay by Benjamin Franklin, called "Turkey versus Eagle, McCauley is my Beagle." It was first seriously advocated by William Willit, a British Builder, in his pamphlet "Waste of Daylight" in 1907."
christtrekker
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
I support the notion of time zones as a compromise between the advantages of pure solar time and a single global time. However, the top-down imposition of DST is bloody annoying. If there is an economic (or any other) advantage to it, then companies would simply state "our regular business hours from Date X through Date Y every year will be 7 AM to 4 PM."

When I'm elected to Congress, I shall author the bill for you to sign.
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