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Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by MonacoMike, Nov 4, 2018.
Other forums I am on are whining about changing clocks. Way to go CSR, no whining here I've seen.
I would whine, but I fear no one would care.
We're in AZ. AZ don't give a crap about DST.
They're smarter than we are. There's an old, old Indian tale about DST. Seems a cowboy was trying to 'splain DST to the Indian. After trying for about 20 minutes to 'splain it he asked the Indian if he understood DST.
The Indian replied--Only the white man could think that cutting a foot off the end of a blanket and sewing it onto the other end could somehow give you a benefit.
The Indian was smarter than what our gubmint seems to be these days.
It makes a huge impact on our boating season. With DST boaters that go in in mid-April will experience sunset at 8:30 PM instead of 7:30 without. At the end of September when the season is winding down and we are trying to enjoy all we can before putting her away for the winter sunset is at 7:30 PM instead of 6:30 PM. Keep in mind the days in between these are even longer. This allows folks to get more done before dark.
How would it affect you and boating in your area?
Damn clock touchers.
The way my Grandma used to look at it on the farm was this...you get up with the sunrise and work until dark, don't matter much what time the clock says.
I work 4 10 hour days and my office is in my basement. I start at 7:00 and work until 5:30 so in the winter from Monday through Thursday I do not see daylight at all (except if I go to lunch or when I tie the dog out).
Personally for me it never really made sense. Why change it back in the fall? So it gets light a little earlier in the morning. Not sure about others but I'd rather have it light later in the afternoon. I say turn them back forward an hour tonight and leave them alone....lol
On another note, I used to work in a steel mill and my old supervisor that happened to take the weekend off in the spring the same weekend we changed them forward. He forgot all about changing them and went through all day Sunday and was an hour late for work Monday. We almost always had somebody late Sunday morning after clock changes. We used to take bets on who would be the one to be late....lol
And that worked perfectly for your Grandma on the farm. Not so much when your employer does not care when the sun shines. That extra hour light after work is priceless.
I guess I never gave it much thought. If we're spending the day on the boat we get an earlier start than we would if the clocks never changed but would give up that hour in the evening.
I can relate to Boatman's comment about working 4 10's. When I was in the USAF in AK in the early 70's I worked on top secret equipment in a building that had no windows. About 5 months a year when there was very little sun during the day (about 2.5 hours in mid-winter) there were times I'd go weeks without seeing the sunshine. It'd be dark when I went to work, dark when I got off and if I didn't go out for lunch or to run an errand I never saw the sun.
That didn't bother me but it drove my ex- nearly insane.
There's a fancy name for people who go nuts in those short daylight times, IIRC it's Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD). Made a good acronym but if I had named it I'd have called it Nothing Unusual To See (NUTS). I think that's more fitting.
MM, I can see your point. If I lived in an area where we only boated a few months a year I'd be trying to squeeze out every hour on the boat.
We don't, so I don't worry about it.
I find the early darkness a bummer even in Florida. For me, moving the daily schedule up to accommodate early sunsets is easier said than done. Taking the boat to dinner in December means you're coming home in complete darkness.
Florida legislators are considering year-round DST! I thought they were insane when I first heard about it, but now I'm wondering...
For working folks that extra hour after work can be the difference between worth the effort to get the boat out or not. That is for around 175 days that is our season. Think of that an extra 175 hours of evening to boat.
I like DST. Love it that the sun does not go down until 9:45 in the summer. More time outdoors for me.
When Indiana did not have DST I had to go to work at 4:30 A.M. I worked at a very busy golf course. Tee times start as soon as it gets light out. The first tee time was 4:50 A.M.
Some of the idiots in Indiana want to go on Central time. NO! In the winter it would be dark at 4:00 in the afternoon. Go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.
We are enjoying retirement time. California, Michigan, it's all the same to us.
That would be insane to move to central time for Indiana. Most who want it are just thinking of their own interest in moving the sun to before work.
When one is retired it certainly makes little difference when the sun rises and sets...
Heck, if it weren't for my smartphone which, BTW is a lot smarter than I am, I'd not only never know what time it was but what day it was.
Retired life is fun but it took a lot of getting used to.
The worst 30 seconds of my life.
It is awesome you can do "retired". I have had friends that could not do it.
As a retired guy, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day anymore. Not sure how I ever managed working full time.
Hate losing the light so early this time of year. It cuts short the time I have to work on outside stuff. Wound up winterizing my fresh water system in the dark yesterday afternoon.
I hear that a lot lately... We just got Sunday Alcohol sales this year for crying out loud.... That's progress...albeit frickn snail slow progress ....let's not go backwards with Central Time.
On another note. Indiana was the LAST state to make drinking while driving illegal.