Can we stop with the farce that is daylight savings time already? Seriously to be still doing this just bottles my mind. Daylight Savings Time was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and was unsurprisingly shot down by critics. So we would have to wait until the First World War until the terrible idea suggested by good ol Benny to be implemented. The reason being that if they changed the time the country would use less coal and save other energy resources. Then it made headlines again in the 70’s with the oil crisis.
But congress was not done there, it was tweaked in 1986 and then again in 2007 because they thought it wasn’t a difficult enough task for everyone and passed a law starting Daylight Savings time 3 weeks earlier and ending it one week later. Now maybe back in the 70’s and WW1 time it wasn’t that much of a hassle to switch but now with all the technology and connectiveness with the rest of the world. It is a major problem that costs companies billions to reset automated equipment, and puts us further out of sync with Asia and Africa time-wise, will inconvenience country by changing the sleep patterns among an array of other problems that result because of that, all in the name of unproven studies that claim we save energy. When in reality we are using more energy to change the time which is supposed to be saving us energy! Twilight Zone stuff really.