At two am Sunday March 11, 2207 the time will again spring forward. Many of the politicians will pat themselves on the back fer “:creating” more daylight so the recreation industry can make a better profit. I say this is one of the greatest marketing scams the United States has seen in years.
I’d love to have these politicians spend that next week livin’ with a group of youngsters ages three to seven years old. Explain to them the reason they must go to bed before it’s dark outside and git up while it’s still dark outside. Comfort them when their tummy sez it’s time to eat but the clock sez it’s still two hours till dinner. Yes I know change is good just as learnin’ to adapt to the change is good too. Since this is all good fer our children allow these politicians the joy of the transition. Perhaps they would rather help them on the bus in the dark early hours of the morning.
I’d love to see a few of them spend a week of transition with a dairy herd. These gentle animals produce a vital part of our diet. They still would like to be milked at the same time of day regardless of what the clock sez. The herdsman could use a smile at the very early hour you’ve “created”. Since most of y’all are familiar with pork barrel politics y’all could slop the hogs too.
It would warm my heart to see a group of these distinguished folks care fer the elderly that week of transition. Y’all know the folks that are in the nursin’ homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and such. Their body sez I’m havin’ a tough time just stayion’ alive and you want me to wait fer my supper. I always git my shower before the sun rises in the mornin’ now y’all tell me it’s too early. Perhaps it would be easier fer them to hold the hand of a dementia patient that doesn’t know if their just gittin’ up or goin’ to bed.
I won’t mention the folks that work all night and may not see a sunrise fer several more months. Now they don’t see it set either. They won’t git to use those recreation areas either, with a wee bit of luck they’ll git to kiss their little ones before they leave fer the school bus.
Mr/Ms politician would ya please rethink this time change situation. Would ya have a bit of common sense, a bit of compassion, perhaps if it’s not too much to ask a bit of kindness… You write the laws fer our nation. You provide the example fer the local lawmakers to follow. You have the power to teach by example. Why won’t y’all use it in a kind manner?
Deep in your heart y’all know I’m correct in my thinkin’. I know I’m only one man with a common sense approach to life. I also know one man can change the world. One day at a time, one step at a time, one lawmaker at a time if necessary.
There was a Jewish Carpenter that many years ago gathered twelve of his drinkin’ buddies around and sold them on the idea of doin’ nothin’ that wasn’t inspired by love, joy, and happiness. Perhaps if y’all would consider this concept the next time you write a silly law such as this you would act accordingly. This humble man also convinced a whole group of folks to follow his examples generation after generation. Now even though men and women like you have tried to dilute His teachings they are still used as an example of love.