I hate daylight savings time

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Do you enjoy daylight savings time?  Have you ever found it useful for you?  Personally, I find it extremely annoying, especially since the idiots in Congress decided to extend it and extra few weeks.

Why do I hate it so much?  The main reason is how badly it screws with my sleep schedule.  Regardless of when I go to bed, I always seem to wake up around the time the sun comes up or a few minutes before.  In other words, I have recently been waking up sometime between 6:30 am and 7:00 am.  Try as I might, I can’t seem to sleep in like I used to or anything so I just have to deal with it whether or not I want to wake up at that time.  Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, I expect that I will now be waking up around 6:00 am.  Since I would say that my body is more in tune with the sun than most people, I expect that I will not only be getting less sleep than most, but I will likely be more agitated because of it.  I would give anything to get rid of the whole concept of Daylight Savings Time if for no other reason than to keep my sleep from being screwed up as it usually takes a week to two weeks for me to get used to the change and I am sure that is the case with most people.

I honestly don’t understand why we still have daylight savings time in this day and age.  I know the origins of it and the fact that it is mainly for the benefit of an agricultural society but we are not an agricultural society anymore so there is little use for it, rather less to expand it like Congress did a couple years ago.  What is really annoying about it is that countless electronic items from VCRs to watches that were built with the old Daylight Savings Time schedule built into them so there is no way to update it to the new days.  Instead, I have to go around twice to all of my various DVD players, microwaves and such to set the clock to what it should be when it changes early and then change it back when Daylight Savings Time actually changes.  This is a major pain in the butt.  I think we would be much better off and have far fewer headaches if we just got rid of the whole concept of Daylight Savings Time.  Besides, any farmer that I have ever known started working well before the sun came up and after it went down so I don’t know how much it really helps them anyway.

End Daylight Savings Time…NOW!!!