that strange feeling of déjà vu ?

Posted Sun, Apr 6 2008 3:05 by bill

Why do they make it that we need to get up at 3AM to set the clocks back to 2AM ?  Is it so when you go back to sleep you get to have the same dreams again ?  And what about those poor shift workers ?  Imagine if your shift finished at 4AM, then as you see  3AM come around the clock goes back to 2AM.... bummer !    Now imagine if they instead changed the clocks during the day (like any sane person would do) ... Let's say the change time was 1PM.  You'd go for lunch, at 12 or so, and then just as you were winding up lunch and about to get back to work, it's lunch time all over again ! :)  And in the case of daylight savings starting, you'd come back from lunch and it'd be 2PM !! :) 

Sounds much better than getting up at 3AM just to change your clocks .


Oh, and don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms !!!



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# re: that strange feeling of déjà vu ?

Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:38 AM by John Gourney

You do know that the recommended way of changing the time is to do it as you go to bed that way you don't wake up at 3AM. ;)

Now if I re-write your point about shift workers to when daylight savings comes in it don't sound all that bad.

"Imagine if your shift finished at 4AM, then as you see 1AM come around the clock goes forward  and hour to 2AM.... yippee !"

With the changing of time to during the day if you think about it the logistics of it is quite enormous and will have a huge impact on people and businesses alike.  

Take domestic airlines for example.  

You have a 1PM flight and as you need to check in at least 1 hour prior that would mean arriving at 11AM as 12PM is actually 1PM.  How many people do you think would overlook that and arrive at 12PM (ie. 1PM) to check in for a flight that would be currently taxiing out to the runway.  

International travel would be worse as if you turned up 2 hours prior to your flight and were not able to board for arriving late you would need to wait until the next day to fly.

A sane person did choose the correct time to change the time as currently it causes the least amount of impact to people as well as businesses.

# re: that strange feeling of déjà vu ?

Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:12 AM by bill

Hi John,

Me gest ? Surely you gest  ;)

*but*  I did just read this news paper report which said missing out on one hour's sleep makes you grumpy and increases car accidents.,CST-NWS-DAYLIGHT10.article

Now considering plane travellers always have to deal with changing time zones, my 1PM to 2 PM, and 2 PM to 1 PM changes, save lives, increases worker productivity, and improves the long lunch !! ;)