Daylight Savings Time is supposed to help increase productivity, but there's at least one day every year when it manages to do the exact opposite: the day we move our clocks forward.
The day clocks move ahead always seems to result in lost sleep, general crabbiness, and scheduling conflicts (often due to incorrectly set alarm clocks). There doesn't seem to be anyone who enjoys the process, especially the loss of sleep part, so it is a mystery to many why we still bother with it.
The European Parliament recently began the process of eliminating Daylight Savings in its member states, with the MEPs (Member of European Parliament) on the Committee on Transport and Tourism voted 23-11 in favor of abolishing the practice. The move still requires a vote in the Council of Member States, but it is something that has been in the works for a while.
There was some call on Twitter when this change was announced for it to be adopted in other countries too, but it doesn't seem like it's too likely to happen in the US.
@europarlAV @maritaulvskog Please do this in the US too ❤️— Mandi Donga (@Mandi Donga)1551750385.0
Twitter users took to the site to voice their frustrations over the time change, and share some of their more interesting stories.
Quite a few people shared the surreal experience of simply losing an hour as cell phone clocks changed directly from 1:59 to 3:00.
Me watching the time go from 1:59am to 3:00am #DaylightSavingsTime https://t.co/NzyLvxDhK7— Nicole Flint•Blogger (@Nicole Flint•Blogger)1552201250.0
#DaylightSavingsTime rip 2am https://t.co/9IbDiHtU8k— ᴋɪᴍʙᴇʀʟɪ 🛸 (@ᴋɪᴍʙᴇʀʟɪ 🛸)1552201376.0
When you see the time jump from 1:59 AM to 3:00 AM #DaylightSavingsTime https://t.co/uegKInFePv— 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐄𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐃$🌴 (@𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐄𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐃$🌴)1552212494.0
Watching the clock jump from 1:59am to 3am #DaylightSavingsTime https://t.co/MZGlKbHAzl— DiaryOfKeysus (@DiaryOfKeysus)1552201334.0
People were also distinctly upset by the loss of an hour of sleep.
I want my hour of sleep back 😴 #DaylightSavingsTime https://t.co/i4nsLMyAXZ— Teacloc (@Teacloc)1552222876.0
me after losing an hour of sleep #DaylightSavingsTime https://t.co/hIlHzYBYNL— Crash Bandicoot 🌎 (@Crash Bandicoot 🌎)1552222729.0
Sleep isn't any easier on the other end of things, either.
Trying to fall asleep when your body still thinks that it’s an hour earlier than it really is...… https://t.co/dsJuMwdYSM— Isanti County Sheriff's Office (@Isanti County Sheriff's Office)1552275886.0
I despise daylight savings. Driving to work in dark. Wanting to fall asleep all day. Make it stop.… https://t.co/0OzM8U4djF— EM Goldsmith (@EM Goldsmith)1552308938.0
Why do we still have #DaylightSavingsTime !? I am WIDE AWAKE and nowhere near winding down for the evening. https://t.co/W71LnuZxtK— Blerd "Cha Cha is my bodyguard" Fangirl (@Blerd "Cha Cha is my bodyguard" Fangirl)1552266653.0
It's definitely not anyone's favorite day.
Get ready for the worst Monday morning of the entire year. Even worse than coming back from Christmas break. #DaylightSavingsTime— Kari Price (@Kari Price)1552275051.0
A sudden change in the time we're expected to be up and functioning is enough to cause a bit of jet-lag in most people. Luckily, most people are pretty understanding, and will be happy to complain about daylight savings time with you if you're a bit on the late side.