Why oh Why do we Spring Foward?

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't you hate this Spring Forward stuff?

    I don't get enough sleep as it is now and every year I lose an hour. Yes, we gain it back in the fall but I am dealing the reality now of losing an hour's sleep. Thinking about the fall and Fall Back makes my head hurt. It just does and I don't know why.

    Where was I?

    Oh yes, WHY DO WE SPRING FORWARD?????

    http://www.kcra.com/article/the-quick-history-of-daylight-saving-time-in-the-u-s/9105497

    According to the article, studies suggest that Daylight Savings Time:

    *Saves Energy
    *Saves Lives
    *Reduces Crime

    Yeah but I hate it and it needs to change.

    By the way, the article talks about California but later in the article, it gives a good explanation about all this daylight saving stuff.

    Makes me grumpy.

    Love and kisses,

    Tricia
     
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  3. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    Here is a different perspective on DST:

    more at ... https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucel...daylight-saving-time-dst-switch/#3add6b13360d

    more at ... http://kxan.com/2017/03/11/state-of-texas-a-plan-to-end-daylight-saving-time/
     
  4. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    I am extremely aware of "clock time" and don't need an alarm clock to wake me up on time, even if I have a flight to catch at 6:30 a.m. In my sleep, I know almost to the minute what time it is.

    This drives me crazy. :(
     
  5. Rachel1

    Rachel1 New Member

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    I have to agree with those who wish to do away with DST .
    Lets face it, it was a good idea a very long time ago but doesn't serve a great purpose now.( IMO only)
    I'd love to hear from people who want DST to stay and why they think it's important?
     
  6. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Well-Known Member

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    This is the one thing I miss about living in Arizona:

    No daylight savings time clock changes. Only exception is Navajo Nation.

    I believe Hawaii does not observe DST either.

    I miss Arizona.
     
  7. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone want this time change anymore? It seems like we do it because....well....because we do.

    Time to end this practice.
     
  8. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard anyone say they like the change. I wish we would spring forward and stay there. I grew up on eastern time. I like the longer daylight in the evening that we don't have in central time. That is why I would like for us to spring forward and stay.
     
  9. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Well-Known Member

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    I like the longer days but yea I'm pretty freakin bushed lol


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  10. Opie

    Opie Well-Known Member

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    Here is another member of the "I hate the time changes" club. Bah humbug!
     
  11. alucardsdream

    alucardsdream New Member

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    I grew up in PA and complained about it for years! My mom still hates it. Thankfully, Arizona is a little more humane and doesn't do DST.
     
  12. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    I love the longer evenings and having more daylight after work to do things outside.
     
  13. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    It was Jonhnson's bow down to the environmentalists. Reasons were presented but never lived up to their billing. It took an act of Congress to make it happen and will require another to do away with it.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Time_Act
    It has been altered as to start and end dates nationally and individual states have previously made changes.
     

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