Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday Mission

Painted Maypole has taken over the hosting role of Monday Missions and today's challenge is to post in the form of a news article.

Future of Daylight Savings Time Unclear

Local and national government offices have been flooded with thousands of emails, phone calls, and letters from angry parents fed up with Daylight Savings Time. Parents want to see an end to the time change and site over-tired, cranky, crabby, unmanageable children as the reason. Officials are asking why the parents don't just put the children to bed a bit later so that they get up later and are not so cranky. One parent said in response, "Yeah, I've tried that. I'm not an idiot. I put my kids to bed a half an hour later than normal, and that same night one got up to go pee-pee, one decided to start up his night-time feedings again, and the third woke up because of the other two. Plus, they all still got up at the same time and were even more tired than usual because of the postponed bedtime." Another parent added, "It is intolerable cruelty to enforce Daylight Savings Time on a Sunday when parents have to take whining, exhausted children to church and sit through an hour of public meltdowns after waking up at 4:30 A.M.." I think one parent summed it up best when he said, "Daylight Savings Time is a smoldering pile of crap."

Officials will meet early next week to discuss Daylight Savings Time and attempt to reach a decision on if it is a benefit to anyone anymore. Clearly, the fate of Daylight Savings Time is up in the air.


Family Adventure said...

Good one! Wish the last sentence were true...


Rimarama said...

"Daylight Savings Time is a smoldering pile of crap."


I think daylight savings time contributed to our family's meltdown last night!

Emily said...

That's it. It's DST that's responsible.
Do you have picket signs? I'll stand on the line with you!

Kellan said...

I am one of the few people that likes when it gets dark earlier. I stay so busy in the summer months - up until the moment the sun goes down - I enjoy the winter months (like a bear) when the sun going down early gives me permission to stop work. See ya.

painted maypole said...

"Daylight Savings Time is a smoldering pile of crap."

hear, hear!

they really should just do away with it.

thanks for playing!

Mary G said...

If you're a kid you can't adjust. If you're a wrinklie you wake up at your usual time anyway.
I'm with you -- only wish this were real.
Great idea for the post. Good one!

theflyingmum said...

Hey, I've tagged you for a meme! If you have already done this one, or really prefer not doing them, I understand. If you do want to do it, there is no pressure. I took me over a month to post mine.

gretchen from lifenut said...

I loathe Daylight Savings Time and would delight in seeing it die. Painfully.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson