It makes sense for the farmers but while it's basically redundant now, I enjoy it. Night comes sooner so I can bundle up and stay in longer and play video games in the dark
@18bluecat, not actually true. My family owns a farm that's several hundred acres and we hate the switch. It's actually a misnomer that it was intended for farmers at all.
@ARGluck, well then why the fúck do we do it then?
@ORGANIC, Because some member of the British Parliament wanted to play golf in the evening and he got a law passed, then the rest of the Western world thought it seemed cool to try and now everyone does it even though they hate it
Extra sleep one night, less another
This is what everyone is Saskatchewan thinks.
Wasn’t it because of WWII?
@WickedStyx, I thought it was introduced due to the energy crisis in the 70s
@WickedStyx, @grybo both of you are kinda right. Old Ben Franklin figured it out when he was still around and it came into heavy use during the Great Depression and after. Mostly was used by blue collar workers to figure out their days
@WickedStyx, largely the reason it still exists is that the candy companies (among others) lobbied for it in the 80s under the guise of "make trick or treat safer" but amounts mostly to "make daylight on Halloween an hour longer so people have to buy more candy to supply more kids."