You may have heard some of these, but here’s a couple
“Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”
or my favorite:
“Daylight saving time occurs because Chuck Norris hits snooze on his alarm clock.”
There are those who think daylight savings time is just a trick and we’re the victims. Well, they’re only partially correct. The truth is, DST is there to correct the trick. What is the trick that it corrects? The clock. Let me explain….
Before clocks became available to the average man, people kept time by the sun. The day started when the sun came up, and ended when the sun went down. Indeed, those of us familiar with the Bible read how the Hebrews reckoned time by the number of hours since sunrise. The 9th hour, for instance, was sometime around 3:00 p.m. – or 9 hours after sunrise. So, the workday began, depending on your particular activity, when the sun came up, and by the time the sun went down you were through with your daily work and it was time to get ready for bed.
Then came clocks. Now we have a mechanical means of keeping up with time. That was the first major change, and things would never be the same.