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The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.
Today’s question comes in the form of a poll about Daylight Saving Time.
(a) Keep changing our clocks twice a year.
(b) Do away with Daylight Saving Time altogether.
(c) Make Daylight Saving Time the new Standard time and keep it all year.
Talk about it….
Going with B.
We have less daylight in the Winter, and more daylight in the Summer, … Naturally.
So why would changing to clocks make a difference?
It does not.
What is suppose to be wrong with just having Standard?
B. Or eventually move to UTC. Would take about 10 years for the majority to see the benefit of UTC. In the meantime folks could make money off dual clocks: one face for local time and one for UTC.
We always set our clocks to Zulu time when we went on patrol. It was no big deal, because we never observed sunrise or sunset. For most of us, the only way we knew that it was dark outside was if we went to the control room and it was rigged for red.
But back on dry land, I don’t see much support for UTC.
(C) Daylight Saving Time doesn’t add any extra daylight, but it makes better use of the daylight we do have. I always found it to be depressing when it was dark when I went to work and dark when I came home.
I say C, keep the clocks as they are now, stop changing them.
Keep daylight saving time.
I like to see working saps b!+ch and whine twice a year.
I’m good with B or C – but just pick one and stick with it! That’s what we voters said long ago!
I don’t care one way or the other. Twice a year we change our clocks, and twice a year a lot of folks complain. If we stay on DST, sunset will be around 5:45 pm in late Nov and early Dec, and sunrise will be around 7:30 am in Nov, and close to 8 am towards the end of Dec. In the middle of Feb we wouldn’t see the sun until 7:40 am. Other states will be affected differently, especially the northern states, where it will stay dark until 9:30 am.
I think the “flat earth” kooks should make the decision.
B. I hate it when it’s light at 9:30 pm in the summer.
Option B. I prefer to wake up to daylight (like I did last week). Completely overslept yesterday and today. Sleep specialist and doctors recommend standard time. This is only an issue in the winter when there are only about 10 hours of daylight here. Of course, the politicians will listen to those who vote for them and make daylight savings time the new standard time.
Politicians of all stripes vote for them that gives the most money. No money for a vote, it gets tabled or tossed.
I am going with option ‘B’…..Get rid of daylight savings time entirely. Winter is still winter and summer is still summer…..It stays light longer as the summer goes along anyway. Why mess with the clocks?!? BUT DEFINITELY get rid of changing the clocks back and forth regardless of which time measure you want to use.
One year at a time. If we managed to save daylight this year, that’s something to be proud of. Well done. Daylight will go on!
D. Find a new planet where we don’t have to have a season of shortened sun!
I say we all go on Maui time