Saturday, March 10, 2012
Another Lost Hour of Prime Snoozing Time
All I know is that I'll never get back the hour I'm about to lose tonight.
Yes, once again we must "spring forward" an hour for Daylight Savings Time. We blogged about this last March, and I especially enjoyed my musical closers to that posting. All this falling backward and springing forward makes me feel like I'm getting nowhere fast.
For most of us in Hoosierland, we didn't used to do this DST nonsense. Time was just what it was, all year 'round. We didn't mess with the clocks to make it seem like daylight longer in the summertime. If we wanted a midnight sun, we'd move to Alaska or the Yukon. I guess we could choose Siberia, or Iceland, or northern Sweden or Norway, not to mention Greenland or the non-Yukon parts of northern Canada. In fact, let's back that joke right up and just say "we'd move inside the arctic circle" as the punchline.
Here's an old chestnut, but it's still good for a chuckle. Let's update the lingo to say "elderly Native American." In some cultures, age and wisdom are respected and revered.
Didn't DST originate during World War I to conserve coal? Hey, minions, research this point for moi. I'd do it myself, but there are naps to take. I need all the sleep I can get. I'm about to lose an hour of precious snooze time.
Does This DST Thing Screw-Up the MPL Time Clock, Boss Lady? Just Asking,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Time Change News Beat
P.S. "As Time Goes By," from the movie Casablanca (1942), has been covered by hordes of musicians, but nobody sang it better than Dooley Wilson in the film. This is one of my favorite tunes.