I’m a total baby about turning the clocks forward. I hate it. I’m angry all day. I’m angry at every clock I see and have to change. I’m sulking right now, in fact, because I got up early and so I can get a lot done today except oh wait I can’t because it’s an hour later for no rational reason. Stupid Spring-Forward clock change jerk day.
It’s an incredibly childish reaction, I recognize. It’s just that these are my hours, and I want all of them, so all day I’m feeling this ‘phantom hour’ so to speak.
And, yes, I’m giddy all day in the fall when there’s an extra hour, but that was a long time ago.
I know a lot of people really like it being light later, and I do too in theory. The thing, though, is that I have to be at work at 7:00am, and so it actually gets harder and harder to go to bed at a reasonable time when the sun is shining and kids are playing hopscotch in the streets and Frisbees keep knocking against the house and birds are singing incessantly and barbecues are everywhere and, okay, most of this stuff isn’t really happening but it sure feels like it is when you’re trying to go to bed and it’s not completely dark yet.
Which is why I’ve decided that this is the government’s fault. I earned these hours, and who is the government to come and “borrow” them for 7 months? And where’s the accountability? The check and balances? The government’s taking all these hours without any oversight at all!
Which brings us, then, to this week’s Weekly Question of the Week: What is the government doing with all these hours they’ve taken?
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