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Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:13 AM

Daylight Savings Time ends NEXT Sunday

Wow was I surprised when I got up this morning! I turned my clocks back last night before I went to bed. It has always been the last Sunday of October since as long as I can remember.

But I didn't get the memo that it's not today, it's next Sunday. Now I'm going around and changing my clocks back to DST for one more week.



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Reply Daylight Savings Time ends NEXT Sunday (Original post)
FakeNoose Oct 31 OP
hlthe2b Oct 31 #1
Fla Dem Oct 31 #2
FakeNoose Oct 31 #5
Fla Dem Oct 31 #15
CrispyQ Oct 31 #3
question everything Oct 31 #9
CrispyQ Oct 31 #16
bikebloke Oct 31 #4
rurallib Oct 31 #6
question everything Oct 31 #8
rurallib Oct 31 #10
question everything Oct 31 #11
rurallib Oct 31 #12
Blues Heron Oct 31 #7
FakeNoose Oct 31 #13
Blues Heron Oct 31 #14

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:16 AM

1. I already get up hours before dawn to do my several miles walk with the dog & it is dark before we

do our final slightly shorter walk in the evening. So, not much for me to notice.

I do love my sunshine, but I like the change too. The worst thing for me is the carb-craving that I have to fight.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:16 AM

2. Just found out yesterday it's next Saturday night. Was going to turn my clocks back yesterday.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:30 AM

5. Technically the change happens at 2 a.m. Sunday morning

That's when the clocks jump back to 1 a.m. and we officially recover the hour that we skipped back in March.

So most of us are in bed before that time, and we just change the clocks before going to bed. When I was a younger night owl, often I was still up for the 1 to 2 a.m. (or 2 to 1 a.m.) clock changing ritual.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:39 AM

15. Yes, I've heard that's been an issue with folks that work the overnight shift.

They end up working an extra hour and they don't get paid for it (in some circumstances). The reasoning is they make up for it when the clocks are set forward an hour in the spring. Doesn't help for those who aren't working that shift in the spring, or at the same employer.

Don't know how long that's been an issue, just heard about it recently from a hospital employee.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:17 AM

3. I always thought they should do it after Halloween.

Give the kiddos more light to trick-or-treat.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:01 AM

9. I thought the opposite: they start later to really go in the dark..

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Response to question everything (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 02:55 PM

16. You're right that the kids would rather trick-of-treat in the dark!

I was totally thinking from an adult POV.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:24 AM

4. Europe ans Israel moved their clocks back last night.

Just hop on a plane and save the trouble of re-adjusting your clocks.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:40 AM

6. Many congress members took bribes to make it the first Sunday of November

many years ago.

Therefore each year we have this activity to their corruption on the first Sunday of November. Thanks to the candy lobby.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:00 AM

8. Why? What was gained by extending it by 3 (or is it 4) weeks?

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:02 AM

10. more daylight for trick or treaters

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Response to rurallib (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:04 AM

11. Maybe, but what about "forward" in the middle of April instead the end?

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Response to question everything (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:09 AM

12. barbecue industry especially in the South

as the weather warms having daylight at the end pf the day encouraged people to grill out..

I shall look for some references.

I am not fan of daylight time and so remember this from @ 20 years back

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:59 AM

7. Im starting to come around to the the Just Leave it on DST camp

Normally I like the change, but not really up for it this year though for some reason.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:10 AM

13. They probably won't ever do that because it means darkness until 8 a.m. in December

So many school kids have to catch the bus earlier than 8 a.m. and many are out on busy roads. It would be really unsafe for those kiddos to be waiting for their school bus in the dark. I'm sure that's not the only reason. But for most parents it's a good enough reason to not allow DST to carry through the winter time.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:31 AM

14. I know that was the issue back in 74 when they tried it

But now theres so much better lighting out there with all the LEDs maybe its not such a big deal anymore - is it really dark anywhere anymore? How do the Norwegians do it with 24 hour night?

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