Since I was a little kid, I’ve always been mystified by the practice of Daylight Savings Time. It’s always struck me as one of humanity’s most illogical practices, and considering what humanity is like, that’s saying a lot.
The very idea of Daylight Savings Time annoys me to no end.
Mister Government: Okay, remember to set your clocks ahead so that your internal clock will be confused all day!
Humanity: But why? It doesn’t help anybody!
Mister Government: It’s so the farmers can have an extra hour to work in the fields!
Humanity: But most farming these days is done by machines, many of which are computerized, and many farms are becoming part of large corporations.
Mister Government: Do it because I say so!
Mister Government: You didn’t say “Simon Says.”
But the final insult: the government has decided this year to arbitrarily move this already-arbitrary event a couple of months earlier than usual! And the justification for this idiotic move? To save energy. Now, perhaps in other circumstances, perhaps with different people in government, this might not seem like such an insane decision. But we’re talking about the administration that gives tax breaks for people buying gas-guzzling Hummers. The same administration that actively discouraged almost every type of energy-efficient vehicle that ever came down the line.
Can you tell that I’m pissed about this?