Atlanta workers are going to be grumpy today thanks to Daylight Saving (not plural) Time, which robbed us all of an extra hour of precious snooze time.
Those getting children ready for school two hours before the sun rises may ponder why modern society continues to torment itself.
A long time ago, back when the legendarily penurious Ben Franklin was trying to save money on lighting and heating costs in the evening hours, the time change may have made sense.
But now the time change may lose money. Researchers estimate metro Atlanta will face about $7.5 million, or $1.39 per-capita, in costs due to injuries and lost productivity, according to my business blogging pal Chris Seward, who is likely still asleep.
If it seems we’re springing ahead sooner than usual, you’re stuck in the past. Congress, in 2005, amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to move Daylight Saving Time to the second Sunday of March beginning in 2007. Previously, most of America sprung forward the first week of April (which is a lot closer to Spring).
We’ll “fall back” to Standard Time the first Sunday of November.
Here’s some interesting tidbits about time (from an earlier blog since I am so tired this morning):