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Sat Mar 13, 2021, 06:12 AM Mar 2021

Should the United States continue to switch between Standard and Daylight Saving Time? [View all]

I changed the clocks in our home to Saving Time before bed LAST night. I was starting the change-over early. I tried to convince part of my brain that I was going to bed "late" (although actually on time) but I did manage to get up "early" with no problems. --- Now, all day long, every time I see a clock or watch... I'll be training (reinforcing) the idea that DST is already in place.

Maybe that will make Monday morning easier for us. (The Mister always struggles with the time-change when it means he loses an hour of sleep. He works hard, but he can also be a bit of a sack-hound.)

I can usually adjust after a couple of days... but it's still a big annoyance to me.

Should the United States continue to switch between Standard and Daylight Saving Time?

67 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes! Keep switching between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time.
8 (12%)
No! Stay with Standard Time year-round.
45 (67%)
No! Stay with Daylight Saving Time year-round.
14 (21%)
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pick a time and stick to it. rampartc Mar 2021 #1
That would certainly be the easiest solution. NurseJackie Mar 2021 #16
I say the easiest is to get most of these damned time displays Hortensis Mar 2021 #51
I stay up all night performing initial program loads on multiple logical partitions Skittles Mar 2021 #2
Laugh away! NurseJackie Mar 2021 #3
so people really ARE that fucking delicate Skittles Mar 2021 #4
I heard that! When I worked nights the real annoyances were leafblowers and chain saws. TreasonousBastard Mar 2021 #7
Roofers. The bane of any shift worker. hlthe2b Mar 2021 #11
Nice try, just deal with it! Nt USALiberal Mar 2021 #14
I have a hard time accepting that people's lives are affected so much because of a change Escurumbele Mar 2021 #19
Charming. (Depression is real.) NurseJackie Mar 2021 #24
Medical depression is one thing, but there are tons of people out there who are looking for Escurumbele Mar 2021 #31
I automated that process, much easier! Nt USALiberal Mar 2021 #13
some are single command-driven Skittles Mar 2021 #54
Ok, cool, probably more complicated than I do.nt USALiberal Mar 2021 #55
There is just no good reason to do it.... so why do it? Happy Hoosier Mar 2021 #60
huh? Skittles Mar 2021 #61
Here in Europe we don't change this weekend LittleGirl Mar 2021 #5
I think the DST changeover in the US was the same as in Europe... NurseJackie Mar 2021 #6
It used to be the same LittleGirl Mar 2021 #27
Just another reason for global GMT bello Mar 2021 #20
I grew up LittleGirl Mar 2021 #26
and after this change, hopefully never again, perm DST FTW (Sweden here) Celerity Mar 2021 #21
Perceived problems with permanent DST NurseJackie Mar 2021 #8
I was in HS in 1974 and remember that well Freddie Mar 2021 #10
I hate when the sun doesn't set until after 9 pm! LittleGirl Mar 2021 #28
I grew up in New Orleans localroger Mar 2021 #38
Yup! When I had lived in Arizona and went north LittleGirl Mar 2021 #48
And I hate how early sunrise Jerry2144 Mar 2021 #45
Well the earth sphere rotating like it does LittleGirl Mar 2021 #47
That was so weird to me when I was visiting the UK JI7 Mar 2021 #63
Thanks for the info, should leave the time alone and scarytomcat Mar 2021 #23
yeah, change the school day. it's starts to early for a lot of kids anyway. mopinko Mar 2021 #35
New England should move to the Atlantic time zone. roamer65 Mar 2021 #56
I used to care about this and thought we should stay on DST. Now, I really just don't care hlthe2b Mar 2021 #9
I never think about how many clocks (and devices with clocks) there are in my world... NurseJackie Mar 2021 #12
Interesting. I only have to do the clock on the oven and in my car--The former I rarely even look at hlthe2b Mar 2021 #15
Let's see... NurseJackie Mar 2021 #17
That reminds me of those clock repair stores (which I could use). Do they still exist? hlthe2b Mar 2021 #22
I only have to do car, microwave and stove jimfields33 Mar 2021 #25
I might consider splitting the half hour year round bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #18
I ❤️ Daylight savings time! Scottie Mom Mar 2021 #29
Spring forward one more time then hold it. Lighter later Roland99 Mar 2021 #30
IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO STOP DST NOW!!! ret5hd Mar 2021 #32
You win! NurseJackie Mar 2021 #34
One time zone ad121rome Mar 2021 #33
It would really suck for people on the West Coast to live their lives under Eastern Standard Time. Midwestern Democrat Mar 2021 #43
China does that. hunter Mar 2021 #59
I live on MOST (My Own Sweet Time) now, so it doesn't matter to me. Buns_of_Fire Mar 2021 #36
My god...that's so crazy it just might work!!! ret5hd Mar 2021 #37
That's a wonderful clock! We need something like that in our camper! NurseJackie Mar 2021 #39
That's a great retirement/covid clock. I never know what day it is. nt JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2021 #46
How about moving it a half hour and then never moving it again? tanyev Mar 2021 #40
Which way? 1/2 hour forward? Or 1/2 hour back? NurseJackie Mar 2021 #41
Kind of what India did central scrutinizer Mar 2021 #42
I agree, Mr.Bill Mar 2021 #65
PERFECT compromise! 👍 nt Raine Mar 2021 #66
Just pick one and stick with it...it's confusing to those of us in states that don't change QED Mar 2021 #44
A few years ago, FoxNewsSucks Mar 2021 #49
Nationally DST reportedly saves about 0.5%/day daily energy consumption, Hortensis Mar 2021 #50
Absolutely Polybius Mar 2021 #52
Even keeping standard time I suspect some businesses will switch to "summer schedule" hours NotASurfer Mar 2021 #53
Much ado about nothing. Owl Mar 2021 #57
For some, perhaps. NurseJackie Mar 2021 #58
Stick to one, it's unnecessarily inconvenient JI7 Mar 2021 #62
Why do we do this again? LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #64
I see most want Standard Time year-round Polybius Mar 2021 #67
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