It’s time for the annual ritual of changing clocks that don’t change themselves!
Spring forward and fall back is the rule of thumb!!
The start of daylight savings time for another year is this Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m.
Our government started monkeying around with time at the urging of the nation’s railroads well over a century ago.
It started by first creating a set of standard time zones still in use today, and then moving the clock forward for a good part of the year.
Daylight savings time became a more popular idea during world war II when folks here at home were working long hours to support the war effort and politicians wanted more daylight late in the day to play golf.
When I was growing up, northeastern Ohio made the switch to daylight savings time but we didn’t do that here in western Ohio.
Years later, clocks across Indiana stayed on standard time while we moved ours forward, and to this day, there are a handful of Indiana counties who don’t make the switch.
Those of us with small children and pets who don’t know how to tell time find we have to adjust our schedules to meet hours when the time change occurs.
The most annoying part of the daylight savings time switch is that this weekend will be an hour shorter than any other weekend in the year.
My 1:25 a.m. alarm clock admonition to get out of bed and get to work will seem like it’s happening just after midnight come Monday morning.
I guess that also means we will all be a little groggier than usual on Monday.
So remember to take that into consideration as you come into contact with other sleep deprived human beings!
That’s the way I see it.