Sunday, March 13, 2016
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Those of you who live in parts of the country that observe Daylight Saving Time, do you dread it or look forward to it? I usually can't wait, since it means staying light until 8PM. Some people I know, however, dread it since it means getting up in the dark for some people. And many dread it because it causes many people to lose sleep. Given my present schedule getting up in the dark hasn't been too hard recently. In the past, however, I hated being up early, mainly when I had jobs I hated. One case in point was working at a restaurant which the original owner had sold to an awfully mean man whom I could not stand. This was back at the beginning of the millennium, something I recalled in writing my story. But currently I am working somewhere I love, making early rising easier.
I went to a play last night and arrived home after 10PM, and proceeded to set my clocks ahead. Remember "Spring Ahead." I had to turn my phone off for it it to reset, a fact I had forgotten during the last time change.
I once had a VCR that set back automatically during the time changes. I got in when I was in college and after the time change in April that year I overheard someone on the transit bus saying that a lot of people had probably forgotten to set back the clocks on their VCRs. So I told her about mine setting back by itself. I kept it well after college, before getting a DVD player in 2002. That same year, when Daylight Saving Time began, I woke up and saw the VCR clock said 1:57AM. I stayed awake long enough to watch the clock fast forward to 3AM.
How does the time change affect you?