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Bloody hate daylight saving

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pho3be Sun 12-Mar-17 20:39:41

It has no benefit for me, everyone complains about it, no one seems to know exactly why (farmers? Traffic? Scotland? ww2?) The whole concept of changing the time seems odd.
If you think it's a good idea, why?

dingdongthewitchisdead1 Sun 12-Mar-17 20:40:24

Yanbu. I fucking hate it too! They fucking steal an hour out of my weekend and it makes me so mad! Bastards!

Iamastonished Sun 12-Mar-17 20:41:10

Because I love the longer light evenings. Both DD and I suffer from SAD and we need the light.

Why don't you like it?

highinthesky Sun 12-Mar-17 20:42:17

I love it! 2 weeks to go, and counting down.....

iMatter Sun 12-Mar-17 20:45:01

Aren't you getting confused with the clocks changing in October.

That's the one people usually object to confused

pho3be Sun 12-Mar-17 20:45:25

I love the longer evenings too but why not stay on that time?

Iamastonished Sun 12-Mar-17 20:45:31

I'm counting down as well highinthesky

Iamastonished Sun 12-Mar-17 20:47:01

I remember the government staying on BST one winter when I was at primary school, and walking to school in the dark (this was in South London). That is why we go back to GMT in winter.

dudsville Sun 12-Mar-17 20:50:36

I will appreciate the time change. Even with black out curtains I still know the sun is up. If I was getting rid of a change it would be the winter one. The hour doesn't change the fact that I still arrive at work before the sun comes up.

angelicjen Sun 12-Mar-17 20:50:56

Never bothered me until I had kids, now I'm dreading it. And the can't ever work out how to prepare. Should I be putting him to bed earlier or later? The whole thing messes with my head.

Topseyt Sun 12-Mar-17 20:52:09

I love the longer and lighter evenings when clocks go forward at the end of March. What's not to like?

Are you sure you don't mean the October change when clocks go back and days become shorter and it is dark so much earlier in the evening?

Snap8TheCat Sun 12-Mar-17 20:53:09

And this year it's on bloody Mother's Day!

DubiousCredentials Sun 12-Mar-17 20:54:57

If kids normally sleep 7pm and wake at 6am, When the clocks go forward you will put them to bed at 7pm but it will really be 8pm. They will wake at the old 6am which will now be the new 7am. So 7-6 becomes 8-7.

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 12-Mar-17 20:57:18

But it balances out over the year, no? I love light mornings, so am annoyed in the spring when just as the mornings are getting light I'm plunged back into darkness again at the end of March. But that's because I leave the house ridiculously early for work.

Everyone's situations and preferences are different. So from my point, YABU.

DJBaggySmalls Sun 12-Mar-17 20:57:20

We'll lose an hour. Thats the one that always gets to me.

PuppyMonkey Sun 12-Mar-17 21:04:01

I don't quite understand what you're cross about - you love the longer evenings but you think we shouldn't put the clocks forward? confused

People usually complain in October about putting the clocks back. But I think mostly that's because they've somehow forgotten that it's a lot darker for a lot longer in winter anyway.

Topseyt Sun 12-Mar-17 21:15:06

You aren't being clear. Do you mean stay on British Summer Time all year round and never revert to GMT at the end of each October?

I don't like when clocks go back, but if they didn't then that would make for mornings when it wouldn't get light until quite late. I think towards 9am.

Personally, I don't think that would bother me too much as I prefer lighter evenings. I can see why it would bother some people though, and I guess it is a balancing act.

pho3be Sun 12-Mar-17 21:16:43

I do hate the October one more, of course I like the later evenings but the whole thing is just confusing, October & march, just leave the time be!

If kids normally sleep 7pm and wake at 6am, When the clocks go forward you will put them to bed at 7pm but it will really* be 8pm. They will wake at the old 6am which will now be the new 7am. So 7-6 becomes 8-7.* confusedgrin well thanks for trying!

What's the definitive reason for it?

ProfessorBranestawm Sun 12-Mar-17 21:24:38

I always get confused because it happens at one weekend for USA and another one for UK. So every year I see memes on FB and get all confused that I've missed it (and there's no way of telling now that phones etc update automatically) until I google and see that ours hasn't happened yet.

GinAndTunic Sun 12-Mar-17 21:26:44

I don't like the time change, myself, but I read somewhere that it is beneficial to farmers. My feeling is that if this makes their lives easier it's worth the slight annoyance it causes me.

HaveCourageAndBeKind Sun 12-Mar-17 21:28:43

It's fucking awful!! My 5yo won't sleep before 9pm (I have tried EVERYTHING) so that means 10pm from now on. Yippee! sad

trinity0097 Sun 12-Mar-17 21:30:03

I hate the spring change the most as I am starting to enjoy the light mornings on my way to work, but then they disappear for a while again! It's like summer and light are taken away from me!

MakeItStopNeville Sun 12-Mar-17 21:32:37

We changed here last night. I've been all out of sorts all day and am dreading having to wake up tomorrow at 5am, according to my body clock.

flapjackfairy Sun 12-Mar-17 21:34:36

I am the opposite.
Love dark nights and cant wait for them to draw in again.
Sad in reverse i think !!

LivingInMidnight Sun 12-Mar-17 21:38:56

Me too flapjack

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