Ed Team

Resenting Daylight Saving Time

Filed By Ed Team | March 10, 2008 7:13 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Daylight Savings Time, Hoosiers, Indiana, Masson's Blog, Robertson Davies, Samuel Marchbanks

"I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves."

-- Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947, XIX, Sunday

(Hat tip to Masson's blog where Doug has the largest collection of posts about Daylight Saving Time imaginable. He hates it like only a true Hoosier can.)

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I hate having to switch back and forth. If congress can change the time of day, why don't they just pass a law changing the freezing point of water. Hey, it makes about as much sense as DST. Besides, they are congress, they can do anything.