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mvd

(65,187 posts)
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 09:45 PM Mar 2022

Detailed Standard Time vs. Daylight Savings Time poll

As a night owl, I have trouble with going an hour forward. I’d rather stay at Standard Time even though it gets dark earlier.

What do you prefer?


59 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Stay at Standard Time
26 (44%)
Stay at Daylight Savings Time
23 (39%)
Switch between the two like we are doing now
7 (12%)
Switch between the two, but adjust how long Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time are
1 (2%)
A compromise where you stay at 30 minutes between the two times
0 (0%)
Let the states decide what to do
1 (2%)
Go to something different altogether
0 (0%)
Other
1 (2%)
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Detailed Standard Time vs. Daylight Savings Time poll (Original Post) mvd Mar 2022 OP
Let's switch back and forth every day to keep everyone happy! struggle4progress Mar 2022 #1
I liked the other poll but wanted to see the.. mvd Mar 2022 #2
Yup and then make every state add about six more time zones hlthe2b Mar 2022 #7
But only on weekdays. Five new time zones would be enough on weekends struggle4progress Mar 2022 #8
As long as it's not Standard forever, I'm good with anything Polybius Mar 2022 #3
Yes that made me close to voting to switch between the two mvd Mar 2022 #4
Yeah, people who voted Standard forever might not realize this Polybius Mar 2022 #6
Where I live, kids go to school in the dark in winter anyway. Mariana Mar 2022 #13
Yeah, it's not a big deal at all Polybius Mar 2022 #16
I voted "Other", because Trailrider1951 Mar 2022 #5
agree everyonematters Mar 2022 #9
Definitely Daylight Saving Time AnyFunctioningAdult Mar 2022 #10
+1000 smirkymonkey Mar 2022 #14
Sunrise would be about 4:15am in June where I live on Standard Time. Mariana Mar 2022 #18
Leave it at Standard, the way Nature intended. Talitha Mar 2022 #11
solar noon and clock noon are not the same thing, regardless of DST perm or Standard perm or switch Celerity Mar 2022 #15
Sheesh - you know what I meant. Talitha Mar 2022 #17
No, no I did not. I still do not. I also will leave it be, as I do not want to appear disputatious. Celerity Mar 2022 #22
Why, it's almost like clock time is a completely artificial construct Mariana Mar 2022 #19
I prefer Standard GP6971 Mar 2022 #12
Other Ohio Joe Mar 2022 #20
whatever makes people stop WHINING Skittles Mar 2022 #21
GMT minus KentuckyWoman Mar 2022 #23
i agree. rampartc Mar 2022 #28
I remember 1974 Easterncedar Mar 2022 #24
how about adjusting school hours instead? rampartc Mar 2022 #27
Sure, that's an option Easterncedar Mar 2022 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author Easterncedar Mar 2022 #25
pick any time, i don't care which, and stick with it rampartc Mar 2022 #26

Polybius

(15,554 posts)
3. As long as it's not Standard forever, I'm good with anything
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:04 PM
Mar 2022

It's not worth living anymore if my Summers get dark at a pathetic 7:30 PM.

mvd

(65,187 posts)
4. Yes that made me close to voting to switch between the two
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:08 PM
Mar 2022

When I think summer, I do think long daylight.

Polybius

(15,554 posts)
6. Yeah, people who voted Standard forever might not realize this
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:11 PM
Mar 2022

Call me selfish, but I don't care about kids going to school in the dark or people going to work in darkness. My Summer comes first.

Mariana

(14,863 posts)
13. Where I live, kids go to school in the dark in winter anyway.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:53 PM
Mar 2022

Driving to work in the dark isn't unusual either.

Polybius

(15,554 posts)
16. Yeah, it's not a big deal at all
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:07 PM
Mar 2022

I drive home in the dark, and have driven to work in the dark as well when I had really early shifts.

Trailrider1951

(3,416 posts)
5. I voted "Other", because
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:09 PM
Mar 2022

I really don't care which it is, just set the damn clocks and leave them the hell ALONE!

10. Definitely Daylight Saving Time
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:26 PM
Mar 2022

I much prefer it to stay light later and not get woken up before I want to be by an early sunrise.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
14. +1000
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:56 PM
Mar 2022

I am rarely up before the sun anyway, and I like it lighter in the evenings, so I'm all in for DST.

Mariana

(14,863 posts)
18. Sunrise would be about 4:15am in June where I live on Standard Time.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:24 PM
Mar 2022

Please, no.

Sunset in December is about 4:15pm, so I'd prefer to be on Daylight time then, too.

Celerity

(43,838 posts)
15. solar noon and clock noon are not the same thing, regardless of DST perm or Standard perm or switch
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:07 PM
Mar 2022

Celerity

(43,838 posts)
22. No, no I did not. I still do not. I also will leave it be, as I do not want to appear disputatious.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:42 PM
Mar 2022

One thing in closing:

Bear in mind that I live vastly further north (Stockholm) than probably 99% of posters here, and not having DST in winter means at times it starts to get dark between 1 and 2 PM, plus, we are getting (as we in the EU switch to DST 2 weeks later than the US) sunrises starting before 5 am already now atm. Also, I do not even live in the northern half of Sweden, and it only gets worse the farther north you go here.

Mariana

(14,863 posts)
19. Why, it's almost like clock time is a completely artificial construct
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:28 PM
Mar 2022

that has very little to do with "the way Nature intended". Imagine that.

Ohio Joe

(21,778 posts)
20. Other
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:32 PM
Mar 2022

I really don’t care… I might have back when all my clocks did not adjust themselves but now… meh

KentuckyWoman

(6,701 posts)
23. GMT minus
Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:41 AM
Mar 2022

I don't care more light morning or evening. Considering our global business partners we need to get on board with GMT and stay there

Easterncedar

(2,377 posts)
24. I remember 1974
Sun Mar 20, 2022, 02:00 AM
Mar 2022

So strange to me that the news stories don’t mention that permanent DST was tried and tossed out. It was very unpopular. Catching the school bus in the dark was interesting, but parents generally didn’t like it.

Easterncedar

(2,377 posts)
29. Sure, that's an option
Sun Mar 20, 2022, 03:29 AM
Mar 2022

Lots of evidence kids are better with a later school day any way. But then the parents’ workday has to start later. Every solution has downsides, which folks can address as they go. I don’t have a strong opinion either way, just am surprised that the 1974 experiment has been lost to memory. We seem to waste so much time failing to learn from our experience.

Response to mvd (Original post)

rampartc

(5,460 posts)
26. pick any time, i don't care which, and stick with it
Sun Mar 20, 2022, 02:04 AM
Mar 2022

why not use greenwich mean time for the entire country.

the state by state idea? a really bad one. i'm for eliminating states anyway.

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