Saturday, November 01st, 2008 | Author:

Yep, it’s that time again: spring ahead … fall back … completely mess up your sleep schedule.

Officially, the time changes Sunday morning, Nov 2nd, at 2 am, falling back to 1 am.

I’ve often wondered why we do this (just like I wonder why we mow lawns) and apparently I’m not the only one. The story goes like this:

A Native American, when told the reason for daylight savings time, had this to say:

Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom of a blanket, and have a longer blanket.

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5 Responses
  1. threecollie says:

    Thank you for saying this. I hate the time change with a passion only someone who works with animals could imagine. No matter what direction it changes in they are creatures of habit and they hate to have their timing yanked around. Take care…and thanks for your words on my blog on the prejudice issue. I am SO SICK of the victim mentality where people whine about every little nuance of language so that they can feel injured. Bah! I try not to be any more offensive than I have to, but that nonsense sure made me want to cut loose. Take care.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    Every farmer I know complains about the time changes, but even those of us who just live with a dog reap the benefits, too. Mine will be jingling her tags and nudging me with her cold, wet nose at 4 am tomorrow. Ugh!

    Re the victims: Maybe you have a little more restraint than I do … or maybe you SHOULD cut loose. It might be a good blog topic, given that the injustice against past generations is Obama’s apparent rationale to “redistribute wealth” and rape what’s left of the constitution.

    I’ve just gotten to the place where I won’t let that stuff go by anymore, although I didn’t want to start a war on your blog. Sometimes you just have to speak the truth, whether people like it or not.

  3. Mrs. Mecomber says:

    Oh my gosh that Indian saying is so HILARIOUS! Because it’s so true!! LOL

    Actually, Ben Franklin first came up with the idea. I hate it, too, and every person I’ve known hates it. But obey we all do. After all, the GOVERNMENT told us to do it, so we do it. :-p

  4. threecollie says:

    We have tried some years to just forget the time change, but the school bus and the milk truck won’t let us. No more school buses for us any more but we still have to deal with the milk truck.

  5. akaGaGa says:

    Thanks, Mrs. M! See the new post on this, and give it a whirl.

    threecollie – I’ve never tried that, but the idea has possibilities. It’s kinda like, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?”