Well, it’s that time of the year. March has arrived and just over a week from now most of the world around us will “spring ahead” to Daylight Saving Time. Remember that. It’s Daylight Saving Time, not “savings.”
The spring and fall always bring debates about the old switching of the clock. Some want it, some don’t. It really doesn’t matter to me.
Some of the arguments against switching the clock are inane. The dumbest argument against switching the clock is that it’s dangerous to lose an hour of sleep in the spring when clocks are turned ahead. It throws your internal clock off. Really? That’s kind of stupid. How is it any different than someone who usually goes to bed at 10 o’clock staying up until midnight? That person just lost 2 hours of sleep. Is that person more prone to accidents the next day than those who push their clocks ahead by 1 hour? Plus, the change to push the clocks ahead happens once a year!
This is the second place that I’ve lived where the clocks stay the same. The same thing happened when I lived in Puerto Rico and I never heard anyone complain down there.
One of the arguments for the change is more sunlight in the summer. Hey, I’m not a vampire, so I can’t argue with that point, although I’m sure there are many who would, just to have something to complain about.
So here we are, it is what it is. I don’t imagine that changing in the near future. You know how slowly change comes in Saskatchewan.
So, right now, the most important part of Daylight Saving Time is to make sure you don’t add an “s” at the end of saving!