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Ben you may have had some great Ideas.

Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by alleyyooper, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. alleyyooper

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    Day lite saveings time was not one of your better ideas. the rual folks in your day had it right all along, get up at day lite when the rooster crows and go to bed at dark after a full day. No need to be changeing clocks. No need to remember spring forward and fall back to know where the stupid clock should be set.

    Only reason retired folks need a clock is to keep appointments, internal clocks work just fine once you get it set properly.
    So today it the first day the TV Menu clock Matches the time of the program comeing up next. they have it set for ESDST and it never changes in the fall so all winter the programs are a hour later than the menu with summer times posted.

    Also to day be ready to possiabley morn the death of loved ones. Heart attck risk are higher for the next 3 days, Being ran over by a sleepy driver is grater for the next 3 days also.

    I say get rid of it and not force people to deal with the mess. Stores could open sooner if they wished. Companies could also open earlier if they wish. No need to make people submit to resetting clocks, micro waves, water softners and all the other things on a timer.

    It has also been proven it doesn't save enegery.


    Blame any mistakes found on the first day of ESDST.


    :D Al
     
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    A couple states are pushing for year-round DST, Florida & California for example. The argument hinges on an "improved business climate" So spring forward & stay there
     
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    Michigan has a bill to abolish it.
    Doesn't save any enegery like it used to so it is worth less strain on people.

    :D Al
     
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    I agree, leave it one time the whole year long. Now if we could just convince our state to go to just one time zone that would be even better.

    I'm in Indiana. Where I live, I am in Central Time. I can drive 1.5 miles East and be in Eastern Time. Drive about 6 miles North and I'm in Eastern Time. Drive about 20 miles South and I'm in Eastern Time. It's a real PITA when you have appointments at a customers house - you have to ask them if they are on slow or fast time. Even some people that live in Central Time and work in Eastern Time keep their clocks on Eastern Time, so you never know what time to be there for an appointment unless you ask first.
     
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    I don't really go by hours, or days, for that matter, so it doesn't mean a whole lot to me.

    I get to work when I feel like it and same when I leave.
     
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