Set it and Forget it!

March 12, 2011

Why can’t we set the clocks and freaking leave them. I think the best time of year is when it is still light out, when it’s supposed to be light out. It’s unnatural for it to be dark at 4pm. It’s also unsafe. Wouldn’t you rather travel home from work in the daylight. Modern Daylight Savings Time (DST) was first proposed in 1895 and one of it’s early goals was to reduce the use of electricity.

The history of time in the United States includes DST during both world wars, but no standardization of peacetime DST until 1966. In 1984, Fortune magazine estimated that a seven-week extension of DST would yield an additional $30 million for 7-Eleven stores, and the National Golf Foundation estimated the extension would increase golf industry revenues $200 million to $300 million. Clorox (parent of Kingsford Charcoal) and 7-Eleven provided the primary funding for the Daylight Saving Time Coalition behind the 1987 extension to U.S. DST. In 2005, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores successfully lobbied for the 2007 extension to U.S. DST.

Sounds good to me. Let keep extending it. Let’s not “Fall Back” at all next fall. It’s gonna be dark for your morning commute anyway, do you really want to drive home in the dark too? Think about it.

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One Response to “Set it and Forget it!”

  1. jo said

    sorry – i like it….

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