Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Forward

Driving home from work today listening to the radio and I was informed that this weekend is the "spring forward weekend" I hate that weekend- Its just theft. Theft of an HOUR, and not just any hour, but a precious, sweet "weekend hour" --Its just some crazy custom invented by cavemen farmers (as opposed to the regular cavemen who had office jobs) so they can have more light to tend to their crops.
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This just in, but FOOD doesn't come from farms anymore people! Food comes from supermarkets and restaurants now. Truckers bring it to the supermarkets and they don't mind driving in the dark. I know, because I have seen them on America's Highways.
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Arizona has it figured out and I think there are also parts of Indiana that don't play this little "spring forward game" Its really the reason I went to College in Arizona. It had nothing to do with it being free for me, and everything to do with having four years of not having to deal with the mess that this weekend will bring upon us, plus the skiing.
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If you talk to a Zen priest like I often do, he will say that life balances out and this lost hour will also, because in the fall, we "Fall Back." We get our hour back, but that Zen Priest can suck it.

6 comments:

NTF said...

"That Zen Priest can suck it." That is one of your best lines yet.

I'm with you the whole time change thing is BS and this comes from a guy raised by a caveman farmer.

Bill From Gainesville said...

NTF-- Thanks - and just to clarify I dont think farmers are cavemen I was referring to how long this stuff has been going on. (since the days cavemen farmed) -- Okay probably only in the 19th century I know, --- but occassionally I will exaggerate. ---

Compulsively Yours...for now said...

Say it aint so Bill, Say it aint so.

(the part about you exaggerating, yes that part)

Compulsively Yours...for now said...

and about the post I am in complete agreement and would like to add that the summer break which is way too long is also for the sake of farmers from caveman day. SO since everyone (with emphasis) is divorced now and fathers would like to see their kids more often I think year round school is ideal. Then every couple of weeks the daddy gets the baby for a week or two, vs months in the summer and a day or two during the school year, helps mom and dad etc.

PhoenixHearse said...

I think Arizona followed it the first year it was instated, but the energy use/bills from the additional A/C skyrocketed, and it was abolished the next year.

Bill From Gainesville said...

CYFN--- At least with summer break I know the people that benefit from it (the kids love it )
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Phoenix -- People in Arizona are so smart I might have to move back just to get my hour back ....