Roosevelt Time

We go back on Roosevelt Time (my Corsicana grandfather’s term for Daylight Savings Time) on Sunday, an artifact of World War II that’s never been rescinded, proving that what the bureaucracy giveth it hardly ever taketh away.

And, lo and behold, DST might even be bad for your health, as it is statistically related to increased heart attacks, male suicides and traffic accidents. Not that the feds would care. (Health care reform, for instance, is for the bureaucracy and the lobbyists, not the patients). The spring forward doesn’t bother me. It’s the fall back that’s a killer. The spring forward is semi-painful. The whole thing is a waste of time, like so many other government regulations. But, in this case, a literal waste of time.

0 responses to “Roosevelt Time

  1. I always hated DST. But with my internal clock (or the lack of it) it’s the opposite. The “spring forward” drives me nuts, effectively taking away one of 5 or 6 hours I allow myself to sleep.

  2. Dick Stanley

    I was reminded of that yesterday when it occurred. I am still a bit groggy. Damn FDR, anyhow.