POLL - Your thoughts on Daylight Savings Time

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Big_Bend, Nov 3, 2019.

POLL - What are your thoughts about daylight savings time?

  1. We should permanently stay in Standard Time

    70 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. We should permanently stay in Daylight Savings Time

    42 vote(s)
    19.2%
  3. I don't care which time, just pick one and stick with it

    55 vote(s)
    25.1%
  4. I like things as they are, going back and forth each year

    19 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Bacon

    33 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    POLL - What are your thoughts about daylight savings time?

    Me personally, I hate DST. I'm so glad the tyranny of DST is over until next year. I'm an extreme morning person and I like my sunrises at a decent hour, and not wake up and stay in darkness.

    Plus the going back and forth is not healthy. I say we stay in normal Standard Time, and never go back to the Daylight Savings.. but what are your thoughts?
     
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    I like gaining an hour of sleep but losing an hour of sleep makes me sick ! What a crime against humanity!
     
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    I voted pick one and stick with it....but I agree I would prefer "standard" time. That's the way Mother Nature (;)) intended it!.
     
  4. David Barnett

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    I spend six months of the year feeling like I need just one more hour of sleep.

    Instead of changing the clock, people should just use flex-time at work if they want more rec time during daylight hours.
     
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    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Some parts of Idaho are Mountain Time. I wish all of Idaho would just go to Mountain Standard Time and just leave it alone.

    We were almost dark today at 4:45PM. SUCKS!!
     
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    What if your employer does not allow flex time?
     
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  7. Dan German

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    I don’t like your poll. The only option for me was “bacon” and I’m a vegetarian.
     
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  8. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Not a fan of working in the dark during the cold winter. Carrying mail is bad enough, but when you routinely are on the street until 6 or even 7 on a busy holiday phase, that darkness is a real pita.
     
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    My state voted to stay in day light savings time. The governor singed it into law. Now I find out we have to have permission from the Feds to do it. Sucks.
     
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    I like DST because I enjoy long daylight hours for getting chores done or a round of golf after work. We should take advantage of the daylight whenever we can. If we stayed on standard time, sunrise in mid June would be at 4:30 am, (while im still sleeping) and sunset at 8:15-8:30. The way I see it, DST is my reward for December's raw deal of going to work and coming home in darkness. To make matters worse, my office has no windows. So in December, I don't see any sunshine until the weekend.

    No problem with the status quo....keep changing back and forth.
     
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    The Sun comes up the same time every day no matter what time we say it is .
     
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    What makes most sense to me is to use standard time and adjust work hours seasonally. Hawaii is always on standard time. Aruba is on standard time. I didn't pay much attention to whether other places where I've travelled were on standard, daylight, or some other time. When it was 8 o'clock, it was 8 o'clock. Isn't this time business needlessly complicated?
     
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    I absolutely HATE standard time. Love the late evenings where I can watch the sun set and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio at a decent hour and NOT 4:30pm! Give me Day Light Savings time ALL YEAR!
     
  14. Obsessed

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    The 24 hour clock is a randomly applied ancient Egyptian invention. I threw my watch away when I retired. It is all in your mind and not relevant unless you want it to be.

    Get up when the sun comes up. Eat when you are hungry. Drink when you are thirsty and go to sleep when you are sleepy. What a concept.

    Of course down there in the dangerous concrete jungle, you might get handcuffed with the clock.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That only works at the equator. At 40° latitude, the summer solstice has 4 hours more daylight than the winter solstice. What numbers we use to describe those daylight hours are the crux of the whole issue.
     
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    SAVE THE WHALES... collect the set!
     
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    We haven't changed since 1966 so the rest of you can bite rocks :twisted::lol:
     
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    I hate switching back and forth.
    But I hate forum polls even more!
     
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    I vote for Standard.
     
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    Heart attacks increase by 25% the day we lose the hour. That to me is enough to stop it.

    Now if you would kindly step of the buffalo grass I use to shape the garden round, I’d be much obliged.


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