Do you have daylight savings?

@mipen2006 (5528)
Australia
October 3, 2009 4:58pm CST
Today, in Australia, is the start of daylight savings, so in many parts of the country clocks were moved forward one hour. It is very confusing because it's not a national thing, so some states have different times, primary producers are against daylight savings, as it may effect the animals, this means times can be different in the same state! Now that sounds ridiculous to me. Personally, when I had a young family, it was good as it gave me quality time to spend with my kids after work. Now, I really don't mind one way or the other. Do you have daylight savings in your country? What do you think of the idea? Ant thoughts!
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6 responses
@kitty42 (3923)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hello my friend I never remember it,my mom always remind me, the only time I have a problem with it is when I am at work and the time goes back especially when I use to work 12 hours, hated it lol, the time will go back for us shortly I hate it because its still dark outside when it should be light Thank you.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
Hey kitty, there are mised feelings about daylight savings around the world. I guess it is much harder for those who work nights, as it means tjey heve to sork an extra hour when it starts, and have to wait about four months to get that hour back. I never thought about it for those working. Thanks for your response, and take care my friend.
@kitty42 (3923)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hello my friend Thats when I think of it lol, I always seem to get caught and it drives me nuts lol Thank you my friend.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I am against daylight savings. It doesn't do anything good, in fact I think that I pay higher bills due to daylight savings.... We have winter time change in November...and our clocks are moving back to normal... Did you start Spring time? so you just start daylight saving for Summertime... It is almost midnight in Sydney now and only 8 AM in Chicago...everything is upside down on the southern hemisphere....
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
I agree it does little good, except maybe a parent has time to play outside with their children after work, but how mwny do that nowadays. Whe my kids were young, I would take them to the park, or play games with them, but nowadays, it's all computer, or television, so what's the point? Thanks for your response pola, and take care. Mike.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
I am in Western Australia and, although we’ve had daylight savings for the past three years as a trial, it is no longer because everybody voted against it this year. Four referendums in 1975, 1984, 1992 and 2009 have rejected it so it’s definitely the end of it and it is a matter of remembering that everywhere else in Australia has it except Queensland and the Northern Territory, it is confusing… Personally, because I am a very early riser I don’t mind daylight in the mornings and I kind of prefer not having it although I really didn’t care all that much one way or the other either.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
Hi paula, I know from my visits to Perth just how frustrating this issue is with the people of WA. Thanks for your input.
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@home415 (118)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Its the same thing here in the us we have day lights saving times but not every spot in the country.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
Governments thrive on confusing its citizens. Thanks for responding.
• United States
3 Oct 09
I am from the States, and we do have daylight savings. But it's kind of funny, because not ever state has it! For instance, Arizona doesn't observe daylight savings time. And the dates that daylight savings time happens varies from country to country, like in the UK, I think it's a week off from the US.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
I think we in Australia, and possibly in the States, it should be national, or not at all. States cannot agree with each other. Thanks for your response.
@taztheone (1725)
• India
3 Oct 09
It's very true that daylight savings can be very confusing. But Luckily here in India there is no such things & many people are not even aware of what it is. !! After I think it's better not to have daylight savings & have a continuous timings. Happy Lotting
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
4 Oct 09
There are many people here in Australia who would agree with you, taztheone, thanks for your input.