How have things improved in Indiana since? Local stores still close
around 5:00 in Ft Wayne? (So I may be exaggerating, but almost every
non-big box store I wanted to go to seemed like they closed around supper
time.) Staying open into the evening hours would help the economic
situation, not DST.
As a former Indiana resident, I think DST/non-DST balances out when
you've got friends and family in Illinois. As much hassle as you're
saved by not changing the clock is balanced out by their not being sure
what time, exactly, it is. (They're only off by an hour, so it's usually
not that big of deal.)
Marching to the beat of a different drum is great... unless you're in
Kind of funny when you think about it. If it was such a big deal that
Indiana all be on the same time (so Indiana knew what time it was), why not
go the other way and eliminate DST altogether instead of making everybody
adopt it? Think of the increase in productivity the first several days of
the time change if people weren't having their body clocks messed with.
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
That's exactly what we had for 35 years. It was called EST but it was
really CDT since we're physically in what should be the Central time
zone. I thought it was a great compromise.
Years ago, Indiana was all on the same time. The whole state was in
the Central time zone. Then 'they' decided we should be in the Eastern
time zone, even though the actual geographic boundary by longitude is
20 miles east of Columbus, Ohio. But the people in the Indiana
counties near Chicago obviously wanted to be on Chicago time. So the
state became divided, and has been to varying degrees ever since.
Since we adopted DST, several counties have asked to change time
zones, some changed and then changed back. I used to know what time it
was anywhere in Indiana, now I don't. And supposedly everybody now
knows what time it is in Indiana. It's pathetic. Lots of people are
excited about the daylight we're 'saving'. I've decided to call it
MDST - Morning Dark Saving Time.
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I like DST. I'm close to the front edge of a time zone though. I'd rather
have my light at the end of the day, not the beginning. There is no
sensible reason to have daylight at 4 AM in the summer; even 5 AM is too
soon. I'd like to see us on DST all the time.
There is a group trying to get New England put in the Atlantic Time Zone.
Not that simple. I can get up any time I want to, but the rest of the world
I deal with is still asleep and out of sync. There is no benefit for me to
show up at work an hour before everyone else. Or arrive at a store an hour
before they open.
DST forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not everything is indoors. I like to take a walk after dinner. In warm
weather, we cook and eat outdoors and prefer light over dark. I prefer
driving home in the light. In fact, this winter I left work an hour earlier
than usual just so I could do that.
While it is not so easy for me to take advantage just getting up earlier as
you suggested, why don't you just sleep an hour later?
Oh come on now, you can't kick a dead horse when he is down, every one
knows tha congress N E V E R considers the consequences. When something
naturally happens and is naturally expected, fault cannot be cast in that
I don't care which way it goes, but I wish they'd leave it the hell
alone. Set it and forget it. The modern house has too damned many
clocks and time keeping devices to make the change to DST, or the
change back, anything other than a royal PITA. I quit setting my shop
clock after the last power blink...so now the clock blinks at me all
the time, but it doesn't bother me with DST/EST or similar nonsense.
In today's world, there's no reason to favor one over the other. Just
do it and leave it.
All of it makes even less sense when you consider that it isn't doing
what it was intended to do. There are several articles and a couple
of finishes studies out there that actually prove/suggest that DST is
costing us actual money, not saving a nickel.
It's not just about the inconvenience.
Not picking on Bob, just an observation.
Sounds like way toooo.......o much "stuff" in your life.
The puter has a clock, the answering machine has a clock, which
borders on one too many clocks for me.
I get there when I get there.
The time piece in my head is within +/- 15 minutes, which is close
enuf for most things, especially when you are dealing with SoCal
Life is too short to sweat the "stuff".
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