5 Things About Daylight Saving(s) Time and My Idea to Change it
Spring forward, fall back, we've all done it the same way, year after year, but I had my way, I'd change it.
If you're like me, you hate the second Sunday of March, because you lose an hour of your weekend, but you love the first Sunday in November, because you get an extra hour on your weekend.
Here are 5 things You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time (DST)
1. Most people get it wrong. Did you know it's called daylight saving time, NOT daylight savings time?
2. If you hate the idea, blame the Germans. Germany was the first country to observe daylight saving time. They did it to conserve electricity.
3. Don't blame Daylight Saving Time on the farmers, for them, DST was very disruptive. It was "city-folk" who pushed for the idea.
Urban entities such as retail outlets and recreational businesses that have championed daylight saving over the decades.
4. DST is not observed by everyone in the United States. Locations that do not observe DST include:
- American Samoa
- Puerto Rico
- The Virgin Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
All these places remain on standard time
5. There is not evidence that there is any energy savings that results from DST, as was the original intention
Now, for my grand idea! I propose that we change the time we spring forward into daylight savings time in March.
We lose an hour of our weekend in March, right? Why not change the time we set our clocks forward by one hour from Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. to Friday Afternoon at 4:00 p.m? That way we would get out of one hour of work at the end of the week, and start the weekend early!!
Think about it...
- You can start happy hour early
- You can hit the road to that weekend getaway sooner
- Ladies, you can have your husband start that spring "honey do" list an hour early....oops...did I really just say that? Sorry fellas...
Who is with me?