Stop Making Clocks Be Wrong Twice A Year

It irks me twice a year to have to change all my clocks, just so stupid people can fool themselves into thinking that because the numbers on the clock are the same they aren’t getting up an hour earlier/later.

I don’t object to shifting the schedule so much, it’s the idiotic sympathetic-magic clock changing that bugs me.It doesn’t change the length of the day by a second.

It figures that George W. Bush’s great contribution to energy policy was extending this nonsense in the US. It also screws with scheduling teleconferences with Europe, since they’re on a similar but differently scheduled idiocy.

I find it oddly disturbing that since the defection of Indiana the only remaining holdout against the ludicrous self-pranking ritual of so-called Daylight Saving Time, the only bastion of common sense on the issue in the country, is of all places Arizona. There’s a case of the stopped clock being right twice a year, if you like.

There is now a movement afoot to end this madness and encourage the government to stick to one time. That’d be standard time, of course, unless we want to keep explaining to schoolchildren why the sun is highest at one o’clock in the afternoon in the middle of each time zone. 

If you check out http://www.standardtime.com you’ll find some tidbits about the origins of the stupid ritual and an exhortation to write your governmental representatives.

Yeah, right. We’re going to be stuck with these broken clocks forever, aren’t we?

 

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on March 12, 2010.

One Response to “Stop Making Clocks Be Wrong Twice A Year”

  1. Amen, brother!

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