Monday, March 8, 2010

Get a Life!


Ever noticed that daylight savings time brings out the whininess in people? Or maybe it’s only those that I know. It’s still a week away and they’ve begun bitching about losing an hour of sleep already.

I have several suggestions which naturally they don’t want to hear. Some I can’t, won’t repeat here. Others I will. Go to bed an hour early Saturday night. Of those complaining, I can’t name one who has a set in stone bedtime. If that’s too much of a jump, start tonight. Turn in 10 minutes early every evening between now and then and you’ll work your way up to an hour. If the exact minutes you get to sleep are really all that important to you, you could sleep in Sunday. Perhaps a combination of both.

To me, this event simply doesn’t matter. My cats might let me sleep later if I go by the clock. The birds wake them at daybreak. It takes about 15 minutes for them to start being complete nuisances, pouncing on me, knocking things to the floor because they are awake and therefore must eat instantly. If it’s dark later, the birds won’t chirp and the cats won’t pest as early as they do now.

Other than that I really don’t care. Time is relative in my house, not specific. None of the clocks are set to the correct time anyway. There are some I might not even bother switching this weekend.

3 comments:

Regina Carlysle said...

After a time change, it's usually a tough week getting used to things but we always manage to adjust. Can't believe that's almost here. Wow. Time is flying by.

Anny Cook said...

Heh. Most of my clocks don't get changed for a week...

Ashley Ladd said...

Speaking of daylight savings time, I need to hit the sack. It's almost 3 am with this change. I rarely stay up past 11 pm nowadays. I'll hate myself tomorrow.