Daylight Saving Time; do we need it?
"The powerful retail lobby, particularly recreation, bbq, and home and gardening remains invested in keeping DST. Longer nights mean people have more time to shop and go to baseball games (and use more gas—further cutting into the alleged energy savings). Downing (Time zone expert and author of Spring Forward the Annual Madness of Day Light Saving Time Michael Downing) says each year the convenience store lobby (a large supplier of gas) gives out gift bags to Congress to celebrate DST," says Allison Schrager who wrote the Quartz article (read the article here).
This morning, I got up quite early, about 5:30 am, but I waited until it was light to go to the gym, so I got there at about 8 am, I usually get there at 7 am. It was funny to see the people there were all the 7 am people - all there at 8 am; I guess everyone is an hour back in their heads.
At breakfast, it was the same thing - people entering an hour later rather than at their usual time. I suppose we are all dictated by the sun and not the time.
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