.....foisted upon us many years ago by our government for the summer months, has gradually been extended until it now covers all of spring, as well as summer.
That's six full months.
As far as I'm concerned, that's way too long.
I wasn't happy with the original short arrangement, I've never been a fan of daylight saving.
Now that I have to put up with it for a full six months, I may just go crazy.
Since I already went crazy with it last spring/summer.
I really don't see the point.
Apparently it's to give people a chance for more of a social life after work.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't people somehow manage to have perfectly satisfactory social lives before daylight saving was even a thought in someone's brain?
Really, if people want to socialise, they'll do it. Whatever the weather or the time on the clock.
For me, getting home from work and having x number of hours before the sun goes down is enough, I don't need x +1.
At the end of a long hot day, I just want that glaring sun to go down.
I'm not one of those who goes out and gambols about in every available minute of sunshine.
I did that when I was 10 and I'm over it.
And to have to put up with it for an extra three months is almost unbearable.
I know that many of you are happy to see the summer months and love the extra hour of daylight, and that's okay. For you.
Me? I'm more than happy to live in the "dark ages" as it were. Regular times, no daylight saving, just the time honored sunup and sundown.