Daylight Saving Time (MM #4013)

The Mason Minute


The mason minute. With Kevin mason. About this time every year, people complain about the clocks because we spring forward one hour for daylight saving time. We love it in the summer months, but our bodies hate adjusting to the clock. But I remember back in the day, when we didn't switch for daylight saving time. In fact, if you've heard the news, the Senate has passed a bill to impart permanent daylight saving time. That won't happen until next year. So in theory, we'll fall back in the fall, then spring forward next year and then be done in the clock will never change again. The one problem, it was tried in the past. Back in 1973 74, we leaped forward to daylight saving time and the clock didn't change, and come January of 74. I was walking to junior high school in the pitch black, because the sun didn't come up till after 7 o'clock. By August of that year, we'd gone back to standard time and daylight saving time, because the experiment didn't work. Well, here we are almost 50 years later, and we're going to try it again. I can't tell you what's right or what's wrong. Which time we should be on. But the one thing my body can't keep switching the clock, because I need my sleep. I'm getting old.

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