Welcome to daylight saving time. Today we may lose an hour but we gain a wealth of sass and snark from those struggling with the time change.
A few will grumble as they reprogram their microwave, oven, and coffee makers. Some will channel their rage at Benjamin Franklin (as they should). Others will pull out the statistics and articles supporting the end of daylight saving time. Still, others will make half-hearted attempts to see the bright side of our lost hour (that’s me!).
This is nobody’s favorite end of the daylight saving time calendar, or at least it isn’t for the next 24 hours while we all adjust. This evening as the sun sticks around for a little longer, some will start to change their minds. By tomorrow when the end of day commute is a bit brighter, the last holdouts will follow.
Daylight saving time may be unpopular on a Sunday morning, but overall it gives more than it takes. It’s a reminder that we’ve almost made it through the winter and longer, sunnier days are just around the corner.
So, feel free to be as sassy, snarky, or sleepy as you want today. Just remember that with the loss of that hour, spring just got a little closer.
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