What's the point in keeping up with this stupid time changes. A lot of states have done away with it. At one time it may have had some importance, but now?
Here are a few downsides to this stupid change
1) People tend to get off the streets earlier because of the darkness & stores lose sales
2) Gives the muggers & thieves more time to rob & mug older people.
3) When people do not shop, sales tax is lost in the community.
4) Older people have a harder time when crossing roads
Benefits to the time change
1) I can't think of any.
Parents use to say their kids need it to avoid the morning darkness getting to school. Really. These are the same parent who are clueless as to where there kids are at midnight.
For me the time change in the fall stinks. It shortens my work time outdoors or makes it a lot more dangerous for me to do certain jobs like chain saw work, tractor field work, etc. Does anyone really benefit from this stupid twice a year ritual. And please don't tell me that you use this to change the batteries in your smoke/fire alarms or your wall clock. The battery ads are up there right with the stupid Hallmark greeting cards which have fallen off in sales for the past twenty years. If you need a reminder to change batteries or send a stupid greeting card to people you see often, then I suggest you write it down on your calendar. Just my own opinion here.
Does anyone remember Andy Rooney from the old 60 minutes show on Sunday evenings at 7p.m. I wonder what he would say about this stupid time stuff.