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An Open Letter to Daylight Savings Time

Dear DST,

Can I call you DST? You don't mind? Cool.

Anyway, I need to talk to you about this whole hey-let's-set-the-clock-back-an-hour-in-the-fall thing. Don't get me wrong, I was very grateful for the extra hour of sleep, but there's a major logical fallacy I need to talk to you about.

So, Daylight Savings Time, you are supposed to save daylight, correct? 'Cause, I was taking out my dog at 4:30 this afternoon and the streetlights came on. It's 5:30 and it's dark. Where is the daylight? Where are the savings? If we don't get daylight, do we get monetary savings? I'd be all over that. However, it seems to me that Fall DST is the antithesis of saving daylight. It's flipping the bird to the sun, throwing an entire hour out the window, and laughing in the face of rhetoric. It is, in fact, stealing daylight from us, and forcing us to spend our winters in the dark after 4 p.m.

So, I'm here to ask you a very simple favor - just for my brain's sake. Can we change the fall change from "Daylight Savings Time" to "Daylight Stealing Time", "Daylight Seizing Time", "Daylight Shanghai-ing Time", or even "Daylight Slaughtering Time" if you prefer a more sensational edge? You wouldn't even have to change the abbreviation! Please? If only just to stay consistent with syntax? Feel free to take your time in thinking this over, we've got until next year. I'd just prefer the terminology to be applicable to the result.

Scared of Looking at the Clock


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Nov. 5th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
you don't know how lovely it is to wake up at 5 am, get in the vans at 5:30, arrive at the boathouse around a quarter to 6, and have the sun be rising by the time you launch. brings tears of joy to the eyes.
Nov. 5th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
I don't do pre-dawn.
Nov. 6th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
*takes a breath*

that actually made me cackle. awesome.
Nov. 6th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)

Also, mmmmmmmmmcreme brulee!
Nov. 6th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Hmm I was actually just inquiring about the point of dst. Funny how we think alike!
Yes and you did a lovely job of articulating your opinion. Very witty indeed, as usual.
Anyhow, I was going to tell you that one of the messages you sent me a while ago included an icon which read (a nice hot cup of shut the fuck up) and I didn't realize how hilarious it was until now. And also, the man in the picture resembles Tim C. Don't you think?
G'day Love.
Nov. 6th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
Tee hee! Yeah, he kind of does... in this picture only.

It's Brian from Queer as Folk... but I definitely see the resemblence in this icon.
Nov. 6th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
i'm cool w/ DST. it used to be pitch black at 8 am, which makes it a bitch to wake up. plus it leaves more dark at night in which to cause trouble.
Nov. 6th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
see, I don't operate before 10 in the morning and it makes me super sleepy.

Plus, it'll be like 6 p.m. and I'll think it's like, 10 so I won't try to do anything 'cos I'll think it's too late. The psychological effects are horrible.

Although, I will say I'm all for extended mischeif.
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