Time to spring your clocks forward in time for the start of Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 8th at 2 AM.
It’s never a good time to try to figure out WHY we spring our clocks ahead … or fall back … each year. It only makes sense to people who believe in such absurdities as “the more you spend they more you save” and how every car dealer in the galaxy is always saying that TODAY is the best day to buy a car because prices will never be lower.”
Sure, somebody you know will tell you that changing your clocks on Saturday night and springing them forward an hour will add an extra hour of daylight and all things will be made wonderful again.
Try this experiment. Take your next paycheck and cut it in half. Then, tape what was the front half to the end. Go to a bank. Try to convince them that your pay is 50% greater than it was before you snipped the sucker.
Oh. Don’t be surprised if the teller is laughing too hard to give you a sucker.
One thing is for sure. Who ever came up with this goofy idea of changing all of our clocks — except for the few states that said “Do what?? Change our clocks twice a year?? Hahahaha! Drop dead! — didn’t have kids.
Yes, we get an extra hour of daylight in the evening … which means you won’t have to turn on the lights to argue with your kids about how the time changed and 8 o’clock is now 9 o’clock (or vice-versa) and how they have to go to bed because, otherwise, they’ll be grumpy in the morning.
Good luck with that.
Seriously, watch out for sleepy drivers on Monday morning who lost an hour’s sleep and had to fuss with their kids before leaving for work.
Don’t worry. It might take a while but you’ll get used to it. Right around the time when we fall back and do it all over again.