I Hate The Time Change :(

@pyewacket (44031)
United States
November 4, 2007 6:32pm CST
Okay we've now switched from Daylight Savings Time here in the US..don't know if outside of America is affected is it? Anyway, they always say that since the time goes back an hour that theoretically we can sleep an extra hour, and maybe that works for most people who go to bed before midnight or so, but I'm a die-hard night owl, so when the time changes and we gain that hour, what do I do? Do I get an hour extra sleep? NOPE My rational is, oh, gee, I have an extra hour, so I stay awake an extra hour...LOL So I haven't gained any sleep. Please tell me I'm not the only weirdo that stays awake that extra hour instead of benefiting with more sleep. And am I the only one who it takes awhile to adjust to the new time. The real bummer is that is gets darker earlier...terrific..NOT
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I just happen to make the comment to my husband that it was only like 6 pm and it was pitch dark outside. Bummer. I don't like it either. I really thought it was later than that, it will take some time for us all to get used to it again, then they will change it again. Who does this benefit anyway? No one that I know! They all complain and don't like the changes. Oh well, let's make the best of it. Smile anyway : )
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I think everything is out of wack anyway. Remember they changed to Daylight Savings almost a month earlier..wonder why? So we've had an extra long change than normal. During the summer months it didn't get dark until 7 or 8?? Well good news is that I'll see sunsets earlier..LOL
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@BarBaraPrz (24568)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Nov 07
It was supposed to save energy... how, I'm not exactly sure, but that's the reason.
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
We have just gone onto daylight Savings and I hate the change over as well, the changing of the clocks, I just don't know why people can't just get up earlier if they want to, instead of subjecting us all to changing the time...
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Oh--didn't know that. So down under you guys are the opposite of us. Weird.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I used to stay up, in my younger days. And while I love daylight savings time, I adjust pretty good, but my roomies, especially the "new" one take it pretty hard.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Are your roomies night owls then?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
5 Nov 07
well, the roomie used to work graveyard at hotels but now works days for Apple computers. the "new" roomie works 2-10 for the tollroad but it seems she just doesn't adjust well even working normal hours.
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
Hi pyewacket, I'm with you. I always dislike these changes every year, and find the one in the fall particularly 'unappealing.' We're on the same schedule as you, here in Canada. Many people were confused this year, because we 'fell back' one week later, and then changed so much earlier, in the spring. Anyway, it seems to be so very dark, as you've said, and I think, wow, it's only 6:00, and so dark. I'm also 'one of the ones' who stays up the extra hour, so it really doesn't give me another hour of sleep either. I guess we'll have to get used to this again!
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I'm glad I'm not the only one who stayed up that "extra" hour. Yes, the time change both in spring and now was so much different than years before..yuk
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I don't stay awake, but I still don't get that extra hour of sleep. I still get up at the same time but now it's an hour earlier and I can't go back to sleep so it does mess me up. I also don't like when it gets dark so early but your right about the sunsets.:)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Guess that's the only good side of it, to see the sunsets earlier... :)
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I never sleep the extra hour. I may be a little batty at times, but I am no night owl. I don't care for dark coming so early. Anyway, what can one do? The timekeepers keep track of time and I never wear a watch, so I don't care to often what time it is.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
You're like me then. I haven't worn a watch in about 30 years..LOL...If I want to know the time while I'm out, most stores do have clocks so can keep track
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@noxliu (12)
• China
5 Nov 07
looked your head picture, felt you are the person which a hope has themagic arts the change world.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
What? This is strange sounding. I'm lost here. HAHAHAHA!! "looked your head picture"? What the heck does this mean? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
No idea
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Did you change the world Pye instead of the time? LOLOL
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
Hi,lately i dont even notice the stupid time around here.I could look at the clock and it says 6:30 pm and then look again and its 9:30 pm,where did the time go,i guess my daughter makes sure lately that id dont see it,haha.Even the weeks for me go by sooo fast because of the schedule we started here moday to friday,garderie,kindergarden,running in town doing this and that.I use to have a very hard time to adjust to the time changes but the last 2 times,it hasnt affected me only the light outside when the sun sets earlier and its dark here at 5:30 pm,pitch dark Peanutjar:)
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Time flies by me too, especially when I'm in front of the compute, which is practically all the time..LOL I can look at the puter and see it's 9 at night, get involved with being here, or writng an article then look up again and OMG..it's midnight..like duh, where did that time go to anyway..oh, well
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
7 Nov 07
We put our clocks forward an hour a week before you put yours back. I'm staying up longer too now that I have my lap top...I watch while the tv is on. so, I'm awake till about 1am these days then up again at sun-up to tend to the animals. It's not working out for me either. I try and get a bit of a snooze during the day but that doesn't usually work.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
You guys down under are the exact opposite right..we have 'standard time' now while you have daylight savings time--weird. I used to take naps myself, but found I was more tired from my so-called rest, so gave up on naps...now once I'm awake I'm awake the whole day/night until bedtime
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I don't like the time change either. The only good thing about it is that it is not too dark when I have to get up in the morning. I hate that it gets dark so early! It is completely dark here by 6pm and I feel I'm ready for bed around 8pm! I did enjoy the extra hour of sleep I got on Saturday night. That was nice, but I'll be glad when Daylight Savings Time starts again! God bless.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Yes, it is nice that at least it's sunny in the morning, but like you hate the fact that it's darker now earlier
6 Nov 07
Yup, when our clocks change I always find it takes me a couple of days to adapt. Having an extra hour of sleep is always good though :-)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Sure wish I had had that extra hour of sleep..didn't though..decided to work an extra hour :(
• United States
6 Nov 07
now you know i'm up too LOL i hate that time change,it throws me off. to make it worse,it seems like they've moved the day around,so you don't know when it is. i just wait for my cable clock to change anymore-then i'll change the rest. i usually find a project to work on for that extra hour.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I was lucky, my computer clock changed automatically so I didn't have to do that, buy my VCR clock had changed a week earlier, since normally we set our clocks back that weekend instead of the weekend of the 3rd...everything was screwed up...remember? We sprung ahead an hour about three weeks earlier too..yeesh
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
6 Nov 07
The "fall back" change is not bad since we do get the extra hour. (Yes, I do use it to sleep!) But the spring thing is the pits. Takes me weeks to get straight. I hate changing the clocks, too.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Wish I benefited from that extra hour of sleep, but what can I say I'm a die-hard night owl :( But you're right, for some reason when we "spring" ahead it does seem worse--yup the pits
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I also hate it when they mess with the time, pyewacket. In my opinion, things usually work out better when mankind keeps their hands off. I am also a night owl, and, yes, I do look at that extra hour as more time to stay awake at night. It took three attempts before I actually got out of bed today. I woke up early to make an important phone call. Then I turned on the TV and told myself I would catch a bit of the news before I started my coffee maker. I fell asleep, only to be awakened by a phone call from a friend an hour later. Instead of getting out of bed, I then fell asleep again! Needless to say, it was around noon when I finally roused myself enough to actually get moving.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I've been out of synch myself and probably will be for a few weeks before I get used to it. My sleeping habits are a tad weird anyway, but the time change confuses me no end
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Lol I got to watch the same show twice in a row when it happened *laughs* It's an odd feeling for me...now my internal clock's all messed up. Not to mention most of the physical clocks ARE messed up lol...
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
6 Nov 07
My internal clock is all screwed up too :(
• United States
5 Nov 07
I love it, one more hour of sleep.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Glad you got the extra sleep :)
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• United States
10 Nov 07
LMAO! Nah girly I take that extra hour and sleep! I hate that it gets dark so early though. That's a real bummer. If I have to work until 6pm (like I did tonight and last night) then I have to drive home in the dark and I hate it. Plus it feels like it should be so much later than it is - you know? I use to be use to driving in the dark, but being off third shift for the last several months...and the traffic is worse too because it's not really all that late.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Oh I know what you mean. It gets pitch dark around 5:30 now and by 9:00 it feels more like midnight to me--blaugh!
• United States
16 Nov 07
Yep that's what it's like for us too!
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@IssaHam (73)
• United States
5 Nov 07
This is so funny, pye! I am definitely a night owl, like yourself; however, that night I had to get up early the next morning, so I did not stay up to enjoy the extra hour even though I would've liked to!! Well, my cellphone is suppose to automatically update the time (does it when I switch timezones and what not), so I set my alarm and went to bed. When I woke the next morning, I knew that my phone should be an hour different from the clock in the bathroom, and it wasn't. So I had a little panic attack wondering if my husband HAPPENED to already change the clock in bathroom (NOT likely!) or if I was up at the wrong time. To be sure, I went downstairs to check another clock that automatically updates - it WAS different, and sure enough, I had woke up an hour EARLIER than what I needed to!! lol What do I do?!? GO BACK TO BED! :-D Then, later, after waking up and leaving the house, my cellphone still had not changed times because it was the same as in my car (which obviously I had not changed yet). I got to where I needed to be early apparently (no one in parking lot), checked the time on my cellphone (saying 12:00), went to the gas station for breakfast, and then came back. THEN, finally, I looked at my phone and it had switched over and said 11:07 or something....It was funny when I got out of my car and my boss asked "Are you on the right time or the wrong time?" "I think I'm on BOTH this morning..." I said! :-) Sorry its so long, but I had to share my story with ya about this funny time change thing - I think its ridiculous myself, but typically I do enjoy the 'extra hour' whether its spending it awake or asleep! ~Issa~
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I had the opposite happened with many of my clocks that changed automatically...for instance the clock on my VCR changed time a week before it was supposed which was actually the correct weekend to change time..we switched time a week later than normal...LOL--I had to reset the darn thing and then again this past weekend..yeesh..confused
• United States
8 Nov 07
See, I don't understand why we change it at all. Out west in parts of Arizona, Nevada, etc they're under "Mountain Time" which means that they stay the same all year round, they don't adhere to Daylights Savings Time. Why don't we??
• Canada
5 Nov 07
Hi pye, Here in Canada we do have daylight savings time, BUT I live in the only province in Canada that doesn't do it. We stay on the same time all year every year, and I love it! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Wow--that's weird..the ONLY province that doesn't change time??
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• Canada
8 Nov 07
Yep, as far as I know ALL of the other provinces do daylight savings, but we don't :)
@BarBaraPrz (24568)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Nov 07
Yes, well, just where IS the Daylight Savings Bank, anyway? I'd like to make a withdrawal... I may
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I know. It's only 8:43 at the moment but feels more like midnight to me...LOL. While I'm not a summer person cause I can't stand hot weather, at least we do have more daylight hours. Must be weird in the land of the Midnight sun, where it's always daylight don't know if I'd like that either
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@BarBaraPrz (24568)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Nov 07
I'd like that better than the other way around... in the winter it's just one loooooonnnngggggg night.