Dark to Work, Dark to Home #mfrwauthor

Welcome to Week 11 of the MFRW 52-week challenge. The topic is "Keep Daylight Saving Time." The prompt left open for interpretation the meaning of "keep." It could be remain on daylight savings time all rear round or whether or not to have daylight saving time at all.

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One of the reasons given to keep daylight saving is that you have an additional hour of natural daylight in our afternoon schedule. In reality? The sun was just rising when you drove to work. There was not enough light to make driving safe and comfortable as it would be in full daylight. And depending on which direction you were driving, you started out in pitch black night, then turned a corner and drove the rest of the way with the sun glare. And of course, it was so low on the horizon that the slipped between the shield and brim of your cap blinding. And when you drove home, it was in the dark. So I saw no benefit of the "more daylight in your day."

To me the biggest con to changing the time, even if it is only by 1 hour, is the disruption of our body clocks. It can take days or weeks to adjust. For some, however, the time change can have more serious consequences such as depression or heart attack.

Then there is the confusion regarding television schedules and the mental adjustment as to when a show is on, a problem that can continue until the shift off (or into) daylight saving time.

Daylight saving time began over a 100 years ago. The world has changed, our lives have changed. Do we still need to "spring forward and fall back?" For me I'd rather be on standard or saving all year round.Pick one and stay with it.

~till next time, Helen

Be sure to see how the other authors answered the question.


  1. You covered a lot of important facts, Helen. I didn't think about how it messes with TV shows. When I only had Antenna TV, this happened with each change because it never switched time automatically. The guide made me think I had lost my mental faculties or my clocks were wrong. And yes, the morning glare. Oh, how I hate that.

  2. I agree Helen interesting facts! I think let’s just stick to Standard all year.


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