I hate it. I wish it would just go away. Are we in the 21st century yet?
Yes, I expressed many of your same concerns last year on my blog. There, I posted a letter that I had sent to President Bush regarding the situation. I will repost it here for your analysis.
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 03:24:46 -0400
From: "Matthew S. Schwartz"
Subject: Daylight Savings Time
Dear Mister President,
I lost an hour tonight. It was 1:59 a.m. and then, just like that, BOOM, 3 a.m. As a concerned citizen, I must complain. I don't like the fact that the government steals my hour every April. Sure, I get it back in October, but who needs an extra hour in October? I, and everyone else I know, need all my hours NOW.
Furthermore, since when is the government in the business of hour savings and loans? The government should provide for the common defense, and maybe provide highway money. That's it. And what is the government *doing* with all the hours it has confiscated from its citizens? Are you using them to take another vacation on your ranch?
Additionally, since I *am* loaning my hour to the government, why on earth am I not earning any interest? After six months, I should realistically get at least an hour and a half back, if not two hours.
As my president, I trust you can convince Congress to repeal Daylight Savings Time.
Matthew S. Schwartz
"I, and everyone else I know, need all my hours NOW."
I must respectfully disagree. For it is the extra hour of daylight that makes all the difference in my mood. Turning the clocks "back" in the fall is what pisses me off. Perhaps we could could just stay at Daylight all the time???? Plus, Indiana finally got with the program, and now is Eastern Daylight and Central Daylight. No funny business anymore. Now it is Arizona and Hawaii that need help.