Daylight Savings Time is here and let me say for the record that I am not a fan.
I changed all clocks in the house, including the the one on the coffee maker. I advanced the hands of my watch ahead by an hour, and I even unnecessarily rebooted my cell phone and my computer to make sure the time automatically updated. Still my body clock remains in denial. It knows it's being lied to.
Sure it's nice that we have extra daylight in the early evening but when I am getting up in the morning and it is still dark my body and mind are not fooled. This time of year it starts staying lighter later by about three minutes a day anyway. I resent being rousted by an alarm clock going off an hour earlier than it used to before we changed over from Eastern Standard to the ridiculousness of Daylight Savings.
Let's be honest. There is absolutely no advantage to continuing to practice this outdated custom. Farmers don't even like it because the dairy cows do not tell time by a clock, and their milking schedule gets thrown out of whack. Contrary to what we have been told, there is zero evidence that it saves energy, and, based on our electric bill for the first month of DST we actually use more energy, not less.
So here's the deal. This is the last year I am participating in DST. Effective Spring of 2018, I will no longer "spring ahead". So if you make any plans with me and you are one of those people that will choose conformity, know this; I am not an hour late, you're an hour early.