Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time Change, Again, Same Daylight, Just Earlier

As a morning person I like the fact that I'll be seeing the sun earlier in the morning, now that we won't be having daylight savings time for the next half year or so. 
Israel will revert to standard time at 02:00 tomorrow (Sunday, 23 September 2012). At that time clocks should be turned back one hour to 01:00. (GPO)

It had been bothering me that the sky was getting so depressingly dark when I wake up.  From tomorrow it will be bright, sunny and cheerful most mornings.  That is unless I have to get up very, very early.

There is one thing that bothers me.  Why should they instruct us to do it at 2am.  Do they really expect us to stay up that late?  Will we be arrested if we do it at a different hour?

Seriously, I think the announcements should say:
Before you go to sleep put back your clocks, watches etc one hour.

If I'm not mistaken, my cellphone gets set back automatically.  Hmmm... I wonder if I'm right about it.   I think that's what has happened in the past.  The big problem is that I use it as an alarm clock.  Worse comes to worse I'll just be getting up an hour early, right.  I must now look for an old-fashioned battery alarm to use, too.

This is the night we get an extra hour of sleep.  Sounds good to me.


Hadassa said...

Apparently after years of research (?) it has been determined that 2AM, as opposed to midnight, is a much less disruptive time to change clocks. (Do these time changes really have the desired affect? Sunny summer nights drive any household with kids CRAZY.)

Batya said...

Hadassa, I guess it's easiest for tv scheduling, but it's always worded as if we're supposed to stay up until 2am to change the clocks.
ps my cellphone changed all by itself, even though it's a dumbphone.