Credit entomologist George Hudson in 1895 for inventing Daylight Saving. Hudson wanted more time in the evening to collect bugs. He was also an avid golfer who didn’t want to cut short his round at dusk.
Good idea, George, but whose idea was it to set the clocks an hour ahead on Sunday morning, a weekend? Who would be in favor of losing an hour of weekend?
Actually, there is no federal law mandating DST (Hawaii, Arizona, US territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands didn’t lose an hour this weekend). In 1918, Congress only passed a law saying states that do change their clocks must do it at the same time. In 2005, Congress extended DST by one month as of 2007. This year, daylight saving begins three weeks earlier and ends a week later, on November 4.
If elected (fat chance), one of my first actions would be to modify the Daylight saving law so we spring forward on Monday, when we’re at work, let’s say, oh, 10:30 a.m.Pacific Time; right after coffee break–snap, lunch is just a half hour away (In the Eastern Time Zone, folks would lose an hour just as they return from lunch).
What about the end of Daylight Saving in the Fall? Does that mean we’d watch the boss set the clock back an hour just as we’re getting ready to punch out?
I’ve thought of that.
We’ll fall back at 2 a.m. Monday, an extra hour of weekend, of sleep.
Wouldn’t that make Monday feel less like a Monday? By about an hour, it would.
I ask for your vote. In the meantime, here comes the sun, it feels like years since it’s been here.