Can it be true? Daylight savings time starts this weekend?
I really HATE the "spring forward" portion of DST, where you lose an hour in the middle of the night. I feel like I have jet-lag, but I haven't been anywhere. Talk about unfair, and yes, it makes me even more cranky than usual.
Back in the days when Aunty still slaved away at her Dreaded Day Job, one of my co-workers (who quickly became a good friend thanks to his skewed sense of humor) used to send us poems he'd written for 'special' occasions. These could be anything from obtaining a car from the State Garage (sometimes an ordeal unto itself), the end of the current Legislative session (and the rush of bills requiring analysis) or actual "holidays" like Ground Hog Day or St. Patrick's Day.
One of my favorites was his poem about Daylight Savings Time. It is too good not to share, so with grateful thanks to my friend James Q. here it is:
Ode to Daylight Savings Time
by James Q.
Spring forward, fall back,
They robbed me of an hour in the sack.
Spring forward, fall behind,
I guess they thought I wouldn't mind.
Fall backward, spring ahead.
But I'd rather still be sleeping in my bed.
Care to share you thoughts about Daylight Savings Time?