I hate daylight savings, I think it is a waste of time and is basically stupid.
I want a consistent time. It is what it is - it shouldn't be any different in summer than winter. I resent the lost hour for the now freaking whole six months, and then I resent the fact that when it stops we have to work an hour "longer".
I have an internal body clock and I find daylight savings really knocks around my system.
2009-05-17 08:52 pm (UTC)
A bloody men. Okay, I'm also more than a little bit biased, being more of a morning person than a night person, but that pretty much sums it up for me.
Are you assuming I'm a guy? Cause I can assure you that I am not! Grin.
Meh. I hate daylight savings.
I like my extra hour of sun after work :)
I rather like all the daylight as well, but I hate the change back and forth rather a lot.
Thank you for so clearly stating a large chunk of my reasons for voting no.
It is a little sad to see the reactions of some people whose necessities were different.
The arguments I'm seeing are now drifting towards late-night trading, which is only weakly connected to daylight savings. My opinions there are less strong, though being actually moved more to no by some of the yay-sayers suggestion that we are living in the dark ages by not having late or even 24 hour shops. Whether or not our population base can support it.
The connection hadn't occurred to me until a couple of months ago, when I was walking through the CBD at about 6.15 pm in broad daylight and almost nothing was open (in fact, there were already nuns in Forrest Place giving out free coffee or soup, on the assumption that anyone still in the city at that hour must be homeless), and I wondered whether this was a deliberate ploy for longer trading hours.
To be fair, the pubs are always busy when I leave the shop at about the same hour. It's just the mall area that resembles a ghost town.
I still hold that daylight savings knocks around the morning people more than it disadvatages the night people. Especially in WA, where summer nights often aren't pleasant until after dark, unless you're lucky enough to live within reach of the Doctor on the days it blows. I like is_apposite
's suggestion once that daylight savings in WA sould go the other direction so that night came an hour earlier in summer. I also like artisanat
's recent comment that the people who suffer from daylight savings suffer more than the people who suffer from not daylight savings.
Yeah, I've always rather liked the suggestion of moving it in the other direction for Perth. And yes, for the people who have a problem with the changeover, they struggle, whereas if there's no change, no-one really suffers.
While this doesn't seem to effect us so much with Lex, I've heard a number of parents say their children, babies through to school years, don't deal well with the change in routine.
I so agree with this...except for the bit about not putting aircons on until 30-35! My body and mind ceases to function above 30. :P
But yeah, good points well said. ;)
Yeah, that's why I said 27 in the main part of the post. Most people would look at 30-35 and go "too high!" but 27 doesn't seem so bad.
In summer, if I know it's going to be a 40+ degree day, I close all the doors, draw the curtains, etc. and keep half an eye on the temperature inside and outside. As soon as temp inside starts to get close to outside, I open everything up to let the air flow through.
If the day is only 35-37, I just leave everything open - doors, windows, etc. Lex coped with the summer heat fine. Kept an eye on him, made sure to keep his fluids up, but no problems at all.
I saw a chart of the Perth metro area and which areas voted what. All the areas that voted 'yes' were right on the coast, where it cools down quicker, due to the Freo Doctor. Also, since those are mainly the well-off suburbs, I suspect they have the means to enjoy the beachfront suburb lifestyle as well.
Every other area were majority 'no' areas, getting more so the further away from the coast one got.
That's really interesting.
One of the things I dislike about daylight savings is the way it stuffs farmers about. Making life harder for a primary industry that provides food for the majority always seems unfair to me.
BTW OT, Roadshow has a Doctor Who sale coming up, so I'll hold off and we should be able to get you Dalek Invasion a bit cheaper.
2009-05-19 01:03 am (UTC)
OooOooo :)In that case, could you keep an eye out for the Web Planet, Tomb of the Cybermen and Fang Rock as well please?
Gah, Livejournal logged me out...
Guessed it was you :)
Sale starts in June. No idea how much of a reduction they'll be giving, may only be a couple of dollars, will let you know prices once I have them.
I liked a few comments in one of the papers.. "If we vote yes, we would never get the chance to ever decide no in the future", and "that for many, it was resentment at the waste of money in running three referendums, and No choice in having the trial", After so much resentment..