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I hate it when the clocks go forward one hour!

  1. Wayne Tully profile image73
    Wayne Tullyposted 7 years ago

    When the clocks go back one hour, I have one hour spare to sleep or work online....but when the clocks go forward I have just lost an hour!!!!!

    Bloody hell what a waste of time!

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a nurse, Spring was brilliant because I worked an hour less for the same pay. Autumn not so good, I worked an hour extra for the same pay.

      When I was driving taxis, I hated the clock change because I either lost or gained an hour depending on the time of year.

      It's all relative. Depends what you are doing at the time.

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image89
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wayne, I don't mind them moving fwd as it leads to lighter nights. I hate it when we put the clocks back in the autumn.

      1. Wayne Tully profile image73
        Wayne Tullyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I like lighter nights it's just a waste of an hour as it just disappears!!! never to be seen again ever!!????

      2. camlo profile image90
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        But you get an extra hour in bed in the autumn! I usually forget, and arrive wherever I should arrive an hour too early ...

  2. Aficionada profile image87
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    Meeeeee toooooo!!! (We had to change a couple of weeks ago.)

    It's been proven that Daylight Savings Time doesn't actually save energy - it just shifts the costs from one category to another.  So why do we still do it?

    Good luck to you - I hope you get your sleep back soon.  smile

  3. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

    It's annoying.  Agreed.

  4. camlo profile image90
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I have to get up at six in the morning at college, and that's not my time of day - to say the least. In fact, it leaves me feeling pretty lifeless for most of the rest of the day five days a week. Now it's going to be like getting up at five.
    How will I manage?

  5. Aficionada profile image87
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I have read that in the week following the time change there is a spike in heart attacks - but not among retired people (presumably because their schedules are more flexible and they can choose to sleep in)!

    1. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great! better prepare my hospital be now!

      1. Wayne Tully profile image73
        Wayne Tullyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        that's supposed to say bed lol....damn typos!!!

  6. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Not a problem in Arizona.  We don't do Daylight Savings Time.

  7. WannaB Writer profile image93
    WannaB Writerposted 7 years ago

    I hate both spring and fall because a few years back I bought a new alarm clock that automatically adjusts for what daylight saving time laws were in place when I bought it. The next year they  changed the law -- another example of the government screwing up my life. For another week or more I have to keep remembering that it's really an hour later than the clock tells me. Then, in the fall, I have to remember for a month or so that it's really an hour later than the clock says it is. It is very difficult to reset the time on this stupid clock. It requires a screwdriver and lots of muscle power to get the lid on this clock back on once you have adjusted it. My body clock is even harder to reset. Maybe I should move to AZ.

    1. gracenotes profile image91
      gracenotesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I hated it when they extended daylight savings time in the U.S.  Whereas we normally moved the clocks forward the first Sunday in April, the switch got changed to the middle of March.  I always loved March because, for the whole month, the sunshine started coming into the windows earlier in the morning, allowing my body to wake up earlier, naturally.

      Also, I believe, if you'll check, automobile accidents increase for the first week following the time change.  I was out driving on the freeway right after our recent time switch, and had a few close calls that wouldn't have been my fault if an accident occurred.  I prefer not to think about it.

      My late father, a rancher and farmer, never made the switch on his wristwatch.  He always had to adjust the time mentally for meetings, etc.  He said, "Daylight Savings Time is the government dictating to you when you have to get up in the morning."

  8. Susana S profile image96
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I love it when the clocks go forward (as long as I'm not working that day) because it means the long Winter is over - hooray!

  9. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    It is difficult for anyone with small children as they cannot alter their sleep patterns as easily as changing a clock time.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I don't get used to the time change until September or whenever the clocks go back again.

  11. Tina Kachan profile image62
    Tina Kachanposted 7 years ago

    I love it how I changed the clock on my cell phone, and forgot that with the new technology the clock changes itself.

    So this morning when I woke up I was totally clueless tongue

 
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