Free Jetlag

One of mankind’s more gratuitously stupid activities is faffing about with the clocks twice a year.  These days our timepieces seem to know all about time changes, which is in itself a little disconcerting when you’re not expecting it (this is the first time I’ve had a phone which knows about time changes).  But that’s by the by.

What really annoys is two of the worst times of year.  There’s right now, when already-darkening evenings suddenly advance into mid-afternoon, making for a miserable two months (it cheers up at the end of the year, when daylight, though still short, is perceptibly increasing again).  And there’s again in the spring, when we are arbitrarily deprived of an hour’s sleep.  Free jetlag.

I don’t mind what we set the clocks to.  I just wish we could pick a timezone once and for all, and stick to it.

Bah, Humbug 😦

Posted on October 27, 2009, in rants, uk. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. We also have to put up with the recycled articles about why the absurdity is necessary, saves money, and helps us get the crops in on time.

    I’m in favor of just having one world time zone and leaving it at that.

  2. Clock shifting is an atavism
    Down with it

  3. You could always come visit the Southern Hemisphere. Not only did we change our clocks weeks ago, you also get plenty of jetlag the old-fashioned way.

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