So until March 26, it's 4 hours different between me and England, then it goes back to five.
Everyone here hates it. Have never heard a single person say they like it. Yet we still do it. WHY? Yes, it makes the sun rise earlier in the morning. But, I'm far enough north that it still ends up dark until 7am or so in the winter. And then it's dark by 4pm. I'd much rather put up with the darker mornings (who needs bright light in their eyes that early anyway?) and have the light in the afternoon when it matters more.
I don't like the change, and it takes me a while to adjust . . . so that is unpleasant, but I love having the longer hours of daylight in the afternoon and evenings throughout the spring summer and part of the fall (autumn). Apparently our provincial gov. is looking at removing any change, and either staying on central time year long, or mountain time year long. I don't think I'd like either year long, though it would make it easier to have no changes. My husband would rather be mountain time year long.
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It messes with logic (since I'm so unsuccessful at planting things here from other sites, I'll just write it out--goes something like this:) Only the government would think that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and sewing it on the bottom of the same blanket makes the blanket longer. It does NOT save energy, because people just have to use lights in the afternoon instead of the morning, in fact, more people are awake and using lights in the afternoon instead of the early morning, it costs more in energy use.
It messes with biology-- There are more accidents in the few days after each time change, even in the fall where you get more sleep that night. It messes with our natural wake-sleep rhythms, just like jet lag from suddenly moving into a different time zone. And when we finally are well settled into the new rhythm, we do it to ourselves again. It's kind of like denying the natural flow of the seasons, which our species spent so many thousands of years running under. Wonder how many cases of things like SADD are because we deny ourselves this natural progression?
It just doesn't make sense. Remember when I was a kid, everyone argued that the high schoolers, who start school so early in the morning, would be out in the dark waiting for the buses. So, instead, the little kids, who start school later, are getting off the buses in the afternoon in the dark, and cannot stay outside to play because it is dark and cold. And by midwinter, the high schoolers are still outside in the dark because our days are that short, and the little kids get home at dusk.
Wish they would abolish it for good. Leave it like it is right now. Will still be light at 5am in the summer, but at least in the winter it would be light until 5pm.
Yeah, they always go on about the farmers and the north of scotland when it gets debated over here. I always think suck it up cupcake, you're a farmer, you're self employed, you can get up and work and stop work whenever you like. They have lights anyway, they work through the night at harvest, it feels like the aliens have landed when you are in the oncoming glare of a modern tractor's headlights.
I would prefer it to be on the summer time schedule all the time, I prefer it lighter later in the day, but it would be a bit weird if Britain wasn't running on Greenwich Mean Time at all!
All of these are great reasons to not have the time change. I have another: my special needs kids at work get REALLY thrown off with the time change. Everyone does, but when you work with kids who have issues with a routine change, ugh it is holy hell to disrupt their circadian rhythm. I swear all this week I get parents coming in telling me "he's had such a terrible week and I just don't know why". I usually point out the time change and they go "huh... really?". Yes, really you're the 4th parent today to ask me.
I've heard from others that the elderly, particularly dementia sufferers, are affected by the change a great deal too.
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I was in Idaho for a couple of weeks, once, and we were only 50 miles from the next time zone, where time change across the line meant it was an hour earlier. Sun was setting at 10pm. I loved it!!! Your day doesn't end early because of darkness unless you chose to end it by going inside.
Of course, that was during my crazy younger days when I would have been perfectly happy to just live outside in the mountains and sleep under the stars and stuff like that.
When I lived at home I had blackout blinds, but I still couldn't sleep just because I knew it was light out. That's the only reason I don't like light nights. I struggle to sleep anyway. But it's great when you're out having fun or chilling in the garden, able to tan until 9pm lol!