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Not saved, borrowed
November 11, 2010 - Kylie Saari
I would like to make the argument that daylight savings time is not, in fact, a savings, but instead borrowing. And since we do not gain interest on the transaction it should be discontinued. Unfortunately for me, we must all agree to stop changing our clocks, and when everyone agrees on something the world will probably stop. And for all parents of young and not-so-young children, I would submit to you that the changing of clocks sets an entire section of society up for weeks of unproductivity, as we, on either end of the time switch, spend it sleep deprived and wrangling unrested and discontent children. For days after the switch I was awoken up to seven times per night by a family member with a request — usually if it we could get up yet. Experts suggest spending the weeks ahead of the change preparing the little ones by altering their sleep schedule little by little, but my experience tells me that doesn't work, and that just adds to the weeks of sleepiness. Discussion could be had about the fact that children sleep by their body's needs, and adults sleep by the clock, so it is actually the adults who have the problem. But I also suggest to you that since adult make the rules, and tractors have headlights, we should stop daylights savings time all together.
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