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My bête noir strikes again

The only real benefits of ending daylight saving time are getting an extra hour of sleep the first Sunday in November and having the sun already up when you awaken for the first time in weeks.

This morning, Parker, not knowing anything about clocks or sleeping in, nudged me awake at 6:45. Sure, my Fitbit says I got almost 8 full hours of sleep, but dammit, dog.

Plus, it's a gray, damp, cool morning in November. Sleeping just a little longer would have been nice.

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  • David Harper

    11/5/2017 8:15:23 PM +00:00 |

    We had the same problem back when we had cats.  I even have a T-shirt which says "There is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast".  I imagine it applies equally to dogs.

    Each October, when the clocks go back to GMT here in England, the suggestion of permanent daylight saving time is raised again.  Britain actually tried this experiment between 1968 and 1971, but it was abandoned due to complaints from farmers, builders, postal workers and pretty much everyone in Scotland.  There was a debate in Parliament in December 1970 on the question of abandoning permanent summer time:

    It makes interesting reading, since it wasn't a party political issue and MPs were allowed a free vote.

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