I always hate the transition from standard time to daylight time.  We talk about it as if it was as simple as just losing an hour of sleep, but it’s probably more complicated than that.  Or maybe it’s just me…  I have a pretty good internal clock.  Even without a watch, I usually know the time to within 10 or 15 minutes.  But I spent most of the day yesterday feeling like I was late because my internal clock was still set for standard time (I kept saying “It’s later than you think” to myself…).

I couldn’t help but notice that this morning’s traffic reports were a litany of accidents and backups.  Perhaps it was just coincidence, but my suspicion is that there were a lot of sleepy drivers out there (or maybe drivers who were just a bit “out of sorts”). 

The other thing that’s fun is working with people who don’t observe DST.  I’ve got a regular Monday afternoon meeting called by someone in Tucson.  This week she had to manually reschedule the meeting.  It seems that our calendering tool doesn’t understand how to handle these things.  But she kept it at 2:00pm for her, which meant that it moved to an hour later for the rest of us (i.e. it moved from 3:00pm-4:00pm to 4:00pm-5:00pm for me).

I just wish we’d pick a time and stick with it (even if it means dealing with early dark in winter), rather than dragging the whole country back and forth twice a year.


  1. Jim Carson says:

    Thou doth protest too much.  Could it be that you’d rather keep DST around so you can bitch about it?  I know I would. smile

  2. mary says:

    I agree, pick one and stick with it all year.