In the Daylight Savings Time therapy program I am in, we learned the following details about DST.
Whoever invented Daylight Savings Time was obviously not a mom.
They always went to be early and got 8-10 hours of sleep.
They had a consistent schedule that could easily fall back or spring ahead twice a year.
They were never at a loss for sleep.
They had extra minutes in their day.
They needed a remedy to help them remember to change their smoke alarm batteries.
They liked change and sought after it.
They probably weren't married or had much of a social life.
They lead boring lives.
And (waxing political here), they were probably The Party I wouldn't endorse if I was into politics.
They had poor money managing skills because they used the reason that Daylight "Savings" Time would use less electricity which in turn would use less money which in turn would save money. Come to find out, it has cost 8 million dollars in some state for some length of time all because of DST. (I can't remember the state or how that figure was added up and to what time frame it is slotted between but still, 8 million dollars is not "extra cash" just laying around -- even if you are rich.)
As if this wasn't all bad enough, they projected their Idea on this fair land of ours and took away one right of freedom: one whole hour.
Now we have to work faster. Lose more sleep. Increase our pace in the American Rat Race of Life.
Can anyone tell me what we are saving through Daylight SAVINGS Time?