And What I Think About It...
I've been reading many blog rants about the switchover to Daylight Savings Time (DST) last weekend. Bloggers across the nation hated losing an hour of sleep.
The folks at church early Sunday morning had plenty to say about DST, and I've been hearing complaints all week from friends and neighbors. Even my Mennonite neighbor lady mentioned the recent unpleasantness of losing an hour.
I've given the situation some thought and here's what I propose. The "spring forward" weekend of DST should be eliminated because the loss of an hour is very stressful to the general public.
However, since everyone enjoys gaining an extra hour on the "fall back" weekend of DST, we need to fall back more often.
I propose that all legal holidays be made automatic fall-back days. In addition, I suggest that we allow the President to declare "fall back" weekends whenever he thinks we deserve a little treat or need a little extra rest.
For example, on April 16th, the President might announce that since we have all been so good about doing our duty with income taxes, we will have a fall-back weekend.
Maybe we could all be issued a certain number of fall-back days per year that we could use at our own discretion, much like personal-leave days at work.
Frequent fall-back days would do wonders for the national morale, don't you think?
I rather like this idea. Don't bring up the complications, please. I don't want to hear about them.