Speak Out Editorial- 03/19/15 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Speak Out Editorial- 03/19/15

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Enough Springing Already!!!!

Last week my dogs woke me and the wife up at 5 a.m., because they didn't think it was 5 a.m. They thought it was 6 a.m. which is their breakfast time.

They didn't get the memo about springing forward apparently. I wish I hadn't gotten the memo to spring forward either, because every year it messes up my sleep cycle for weeks.

Why do we do that? We've heard a lot of rationale behind Daylight Savings Time; among the arguments was that it saves energy, it doesn't. It gives farmers more daylight to work - It doesn't do that either; and it's good for kids going to school.

Hello, sunrise is 7:45 a.m., and some of our kids are getting on the school bus at 6:45 a.m. On the other side of the coin, Rep. Mike Kelley of Missouri wants to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, no more flip flopping in spring and fall and longer afternoons year round to enjoy leisure time.

I kind of like the idea. That would end the bi-annual disruption to my sleep cycle. But don't hold me to it until I check with the dogs.

What do you think?

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