I have become used to this cycle, this continual picking of my pocket through one door or another. What galls me though is some bright bulb in the bureaucratic carnival back in the day thought, "Oh, we should treat Time the same way." We'll take an hour here, give an hour there, and every four years just to make it seem we are giving them something for nothing, we'll add a day to the calendar. It is as if the Concept of Time was not convoluted enough to satisfy the bureaucracy's insidious addiction to make everything more complicated than it needs to be. And in the meantime, one day is not much different than the one previous and most likely won't be much different than the one coming.
I've heard the arguments that moving the hands on the clock every so often is a much needed process as it helps this facet or that facet of our society, our economy, blah, blah, blah. I say Bullshit. They do it because they can. They do it because they are evil. people with a nasty sense of humor. No matter which way the hands of the clock go, back or forth, it takes me a good three weeks before I get my body and mind back into sync with the rest of the World.
In protest, many years ago I created CRUM Time. I have mentioned it before, but I will now mention it again. CRUM Time is my own personal, nobody else's time zone. I run it as I see fit. Sometimes it is in sync, but most days it is not. I will change the hands of the clock if the mood suits me. Or I will keep them where they are. Call it Free Range time keeping. Once I average out my previous recent schedules, it seems I always run about 15 minutes behind the rest of the planet. And it never matters where I have set the hands of my clock.
So I hear the government wants us to push our clocks up an hour this weekend. And somehow this means people will lose an hour's worth of sleep? Or they will have one less hour to use, like that hour has been plucked and tossed away? Bullshit. We don't lose anything now, just like we don't gain anything in the Fall. They are just changing the schedule to keep us off balance. Well, I have CRUM Time and that keeps me balanced.
Later..............Or maybe I should say 15 minutes later than later........