Set Your Clock Ahead this Weekend
Okay, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who hates Daylight Saving Time. I've never understood the benefits of this and, especially when we lose an hour on the weekend, it perplexes me even more. Now, I know that, at one time in our history, it served a purpose.
Early on, the idea of Daylight Saving Time was to help out farmers by giving them more daylight in which to work their farms and such and that's fine, but farming is not what it used to be. The methods of farming have changed a great deal and yet we hang on to the antiquated idea of saving daylight.
Not only is it a nuisance, but it's not needed anymore. It's especially hard on people like, oh, I don't know, morning radio hosts who get up at 3:30 a.m. It's not the getting up early, it's the trying to go to bed while the sun is still shining. It's enough to force some people to put aluminum foil in their windows which you do see around town from time to time.
So, like it or not, this weekend, before you turn in Saturday night, be sure to roll that hour hand forward one hour. If any of the presidential candidates will take up this cause, they'll have my vote.