Every March, Americans spring their clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST). This year it begins on March 11 at 2 AM. A day I was hoping to stay out late and party to celebrate my birthday, but because I lose an hour I don’t see the point.
Anyway, DST has nothing to do with nature, and everything to do with the government. The original idea behind DST was to reduce the amount of fuel being used by Americans and increase the amount available to the military fighting a World War.
Over the years I’ve come to loathe the time change. While my list is much longer (and much less funny) than what I’m presenting you, these are my top 7 reasons why I hate Daylight Saving Time.
- My circadian rhythm is out of whack for weeks.
- My air conditioning is broken so I don’t really see the purported benefits.
- Since I don’t know how to change the time in my car I must rely on my ability to remember that my clock is an hour off, and my math skills when that memory is realized.
- Most of my year is spent trying to figure out what time it is in places that don’t observe DST.
- For 238 days I am mocked by an unattainable hour of lost sleep.
- My schedule for the day after DST is inevitably based on the one clock I forgot to change.
- I finally get to time travel one hour into the future only to see that it still sucks.
In case you’re interested, here’s a straightforward explanation of Daylight Saving Time (DST)