Bloody Daylight Saving

When it came in, back in the mid 1970s, it was supposed to save energy, or something. It was a response to the First Oil Shock. Either that or something to do with decimalisation.

It all happened around the same time.

It’s all been downhill since then. Hare Krishnas and grievance counsellors everywhere. Bring back the bloody old days, least you knew where you were.
It was a bugger getting the cows in to the shed, when daylight saving started. The old Jerseys were well trained, and if they were in a paddock close to the shed you could leave the gate open at night and they’d wander down in time.
First year of daylight saving, I still remember trying to get these bloody cows to wake up. They weren’t moving: they knew damn well it was too bloody early and they wanted another hour’s shuteye.
Can’t say I blamed them.
Milk production dropped that first week, until we’d all adjusted. The thing is, we didn’t have the option of just milking them a bit later, because if we did we’d either hold the tanker up, or he’d just miss us.
After that first year we used to phase them in, getting them up 10 minutes earlier every couple of days for a fortnight before daylight saving kicked in.

2 thoughts on “Bloody Daylight Saving

  1. Welcome to the campaign to shorten the period in which we're subjected to daylight saving.

    In the middle of summer the advantages of more light at night might make later sunrises worth while.

    But at the spring equinox, the extra hour of light gained (until just after 7pm) isn't worth the pain of waking up to colder, darker mornings.

    Some idiot must have thought if daylight saving is good, more would be better without factoring in that the sun rises later and sets earlier in spring than in summer.


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