Here, in Tennessee, lawmakers are debating what time the sun should rise and set.
We are five days into Daylight Savings Time and if one lawmaker has his way Daylight Savings Time will become our standard time.
That in itself poses problems, time wise, because, well…we would be a nonconformist. And, when time (most other places) reverted back to Standard Time, the eastern portion of TN, that is in the Eastern Time Zone, would be an hour ahead of New York City.
(Lawmakers said it might need to be a time zone all its own.)
I work in Central Time. My office is in Mountain Time. The home office is in Eastern European Time (Daylight Savings Time doesn’t begin there until March 30). I deal with businesses in ALL time zones in the US and conduct my business and make my phone calls appropriate to the time it is here AND there (where clients, customers and coworkers are).
Personally, I wish they would do away with Daylight Savings Time all across the board and just stick to standard time. And, if standard time needs to be rolled back so that on the shortest day of the year the sun comes up at 6:00 a.m. (or sets at 6:00 PM) and daylight lasts until 9:00 PM on the longest day of the year – then do it. And, do so everywhere.
This business of changing the time is for crazier birds than I.
The sun comes up when it comes up. I like to get up with the sun and move through the day with it. And, when the sun goes to bed, I like to see my day slow and settle into quiet for the dark hours.
Longer daylight hours means more outdoor work and greater opportunity to get it done without it impacting normal work hours. But, with work scattered across various time zones there is no such thing as “normal work hours.”
We do what we do with what’s given us. God provides the light at set times depending on the day and the season. And, God’s given us the sense (well, most of us) to know that. And, it seems to me that people who want to be active outdoors will make a way to do so by adjusting their schedules instead of their clocks.
Making more laws or changing those that exist now isn’t going to change anything other than the time on the clock. The sun comes up and the sun goes down. It’s not going to give us any more (or less) daylight.
We are a people of convenience. We want what we want…and what we want is more. And, we want it at the least cost in convenience to us.
All this time and money spent debating time is ludicrous to me.
Excuse me…I’m burning daylight.
If the lawmakers want to do something that would be beneficial (to me) – figure out a way to make the sun stand still between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 A.M. I need that 1.5 hour time frame to stretch into at least 3 hours.
Oh, wait…that would take an act of God and even though they may think they are gods…they aren’t.