Are you ready for the time change?

@missybear (11396)
United States
March 5, 2009 6:00am CST
First of all I don't know why they have to mess with the time. Why change it back and then forward, why 1 hour not 2 or 3 hours. I don't get it but I guess I'm ready for it. It won't effect me much since it's happening on this Saturday night and I'm of on Sunday anyways. I'm always up by 2am and just trying to roll around till 4am. I'm glad it will be light longer in the evening too. Will the time change affect you? Do you think it's necessary to mess with time?
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24 responses
• United States
6 Mar 09
From what I understand the reason for Daylight Savings Time long ago was to help farmers have more light for crops, etc. I don't think it matters as much nowadays. I think the reason that they still do it now is just tradition. It would make sense if we just had standardized time all year long. Oh well, go figure. At least it gives us more time to enjoy the daylight during the nice Summer months.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
7 Mar 09
That's what I like MORE SUNSHINE.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I did not even realize it was time for Daylight Savings Time again! Shows you how much I paid attention to it. I usually find out when they announce on the news to either set my time back or forward and then I just do it. You are right, it will be nice to have longer evenings again. I live in South Florida so it seems like we have longer nights anyways. But I am happy, more time to spend outdoors! Thanks for the heads up, I will leave myself a reminder so I don't forget to change my clocks on Saturday night! Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I never been to Florida but always wanted to. I'm glad I could help.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
6 Mar 09
I have no problem if it is demanded or I feel convenient. This all depends on your adjustment. I am ok with it.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's good.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
6 Mar 09
The time is suppose to change on sunday in Ohio. You both have a great weekend!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Mar 09
i hate then changing the time. i especially hated it when i was having to get up every day & go to work. i wish they would just leave it alone.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's the problem with most people, they have a hard time getting up an hour early. Lucky for me I'm an early bird.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Mar 09
i am to but don't like the time chane in the morn. like it at night. it's not as bad since i don't work anymore but i do have a hard time adjusting to it.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I really don't care about the time change, I just don't want to see anymore snow.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I wish you lots of sunshine then to melt all the snow away fast.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Well you know it has already melted, it is very nice today too, 64 degrees I hear.
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
5 Mar 09
More then ever am I ready for this time change, for me it is the sign of Spring and awakening! I love the longer days. I hate winter and when they make me change the time making it get dark earlier I hate it even more! I thought I understood the reason, doing something with farmers, not that it made that much sense to me thou. Winter, Fall, Spring or Summer with more daylight you get more done. I also feel more energetic and happier!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Me to, I know it has some to do with the farmers but I live in Vegas and there's not hardly any farms that I know of. So why do we have to change and Arizona don't. Go figure
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I live in famring country and I still dont see why we need the change of time. They can get up at dawn without it being changed. Right? lol
@riyasam (16578)
• India
5 Mar 09
time change???if you mean the seasonal change,i dread that period ,as i mostly catch viral fever at this.now we are having summer(it has become too hot for comfort).we were having winter till now.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
No, you can't get sick no more this year, I would miss you to much.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Mar 09
missy you are sweet,i have to go to my in-laws place in 2 months time(permanently),after that i dont know how frequently i can mylot.???
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
Well I thought I understood the reasons for the time change but lately I have heard new reasons and so now I am unsure of the exact point. I heard it was geared towards the farmers but last I heard was that it was to save energy. I know of some who find trouble, within their own internal clock when the time changes back or forth. Personally I prefer the Spring time change because I love the early mornings and that it stays light longer during the day. The Fall time change is hardest for me to get used to. I am tired afterwards for about a week. Is a hard one to get into. I am looking forward to the time change this week end, welcoming Spring with open arms. The longer evenings with light is welcoming as well.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I like the longer daylight too but now it's dark again in the mornings when I go to work. It was just starting to get light when I got to the bus stop.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
10 Mar 09
It is too dark in the morning now, I agree. The time change has really thrown me for a loop. I was an hour behind yesterday and am tired in the morning. Even my dog is all screwed up. I am looking forward to summer, as soon as this snow we got yesterday, melts, we can get on with Spring soon. Well, soon it will be lighter sooner. Thank you for your comment.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
6 Mar 09
It is said the change of time is for the purpose of saving energy. It is practiced in north america and in europe. But several years ago, when china tried for a year or two, i am not sure, the result was not so good, and so ceased the practice, at least not until the corresponding regulations, train and plane schedules are in place to fit for the change.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I'm in Vegas and I don't think it's nessesary for the time change here either.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
actually this time change is a great idea so that people will be able to make use time more and take advantage of long day during summer i think. anyways, it is just necessary to adjust it only for an hour. more than that will not be okay. but we have not any time change for a long time. it was done only once here before about 2 decades ago when i was a student. i didn't know it then about this time change. was really surprised that they do this time change. it was enforced to save electricity.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I rather have the same time year around but nothing you can do about it unless you wanna live in Arizona were there is no time change.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Hi missybear! I hate it when the times goes forward..lol..It doean't effect alot of people but I can really tell the difference. I can see why it's done because of the seasonal change but I do wish they would pick one and stick with it.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Me tooooo
• United States
6 Mar 09
I do not like the fact that they pushed the spring one up so early and the fall one back so much longer. I think it is horrible to tell you the truth. I have lived in a state where the time changed twice a year and this is the first time I have ever been in a staate that does not do the time change. So when I was in my stat the only good thing about it was my Mom and i were on the same time when our time changed. Hers never does. It is what it is normal time. I am not living here just staying for some time while I get my life straightened out a little, and find a place back in my home state to live.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I know Arizona don't change there time, what State are you in? I know there is a couple others that don't I just don't know which ones.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I hate it. It takes me weeks to get back on track with my inner body clock. No it was not for the farmers. My grandpa had dairy cows and you just do not go change a cows milking time. That would cause a drop in production. I know many a farmer that curses the Daylight savings time. It has to do with bankers making more money and profiting even more off the backs of the working people so they can play more and spend more.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's very interesting about the bankers. Good theory.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
6 Mar 09
hello missybear yes, i am ready for Daylight Savings Time to take affect again, and this coming Saturday night, we Spring forward one hour, and that means warmer weather is right around the corner! and oh my gosh!, you sure do get up early in the mornings like that. why do you get up at two o'clock in the mornings like that for? do you have a job that you have to go to that early in the morning? thanks for sharing. and i am always off on Sunday's as well. whoo hoo! and the time change will not affect me much if any at all. Saturday night before that i go to bed, i will go around the house and make sure that all of the clocks are ahead one hour and then when i wake up on Sunday morning, it will be the correct time. and be prepared, this coming Sunday will fly by. it always does on the day after that the time Springs forward like that. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
That's when I change mine too, right before I go to bed on saturday night. The reason I get up so early is that I just go to bed so early and by 2am I'm awake and not tired anymore. I usually roll around till 4am. I take the bus to work at 5;30am.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I believe the time change is to create more hours of daylight. Where before it would get dark at five now it will be six before it starts getting dark. I like getting out early in the morning when I go grocery shopping, so now for a while it will be dark out early in the morning, probably not getting light until about seven.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I know, it's just getting light now on my way to work. Now next week it will be dark again in the morning. I don't like it.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
the time change won't really affect me either cause im also off on sunday so its a relaxing day. i don't mind changing the clocks back an hour cause its one more hour for me to sleep LOL i just hate losing that one hour in spring..but because the days are getting longer and its going to be light out later i don't mind it
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Most people miss the hour of sleep but not me I always get up early anyways.
@derry123 (611)
5 Mar 09
i dont know why they still do the time change .. it is not at all appropriate these days .. the lighter evenings will be great **
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I agree.
• United States
5 Mar 09
I don't really know why they change the time either except for it not getting dark so early. It always messes me up with the time change. And it messes up my little boy too. I am glad that it will be daylight longer though. And I'm so ready for the warmer weather. I'm about tired of all the cold weather and we actually just had snow here on Monday and today it's in the 70's. It's crazy!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
It's in the seventies here too, thank god I'm tired of the cold and I'm sure glad there is no snow.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I don't like the time change but some people absolutely love the fact that it will be lighter longer. I believe there are some states that don't have daylight savings time. My mother always threatens to move to one since she hates the time change...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I know Arizona is on of them, I used to live In Bullhead City Arizona but worked in Laughlin Nevada. That was weird, you get of at 4pm go across the river and it's already 5pm there.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Orignially it was to shift the schedule so people who work outdoors would have more hours of daylight to use. Now that almost everything has gone digital I don't see why we haven't upgraded to a new system. If they'd make the clocks add 20 seconds a day up until the equinox then have them start taking 20 seconds a day off you'd still be getting a 1 hr shift over the year. It would just be less noticible. You wouldn't suddenly be losing or gaining a full hr one day.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Boy you really thought about this. Very interesting.