Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring Forward, Fall Back (Me up Here)

The other day, while bemoaning the spring edition of daylight savings with a colleague, I came up with an idea that seemed so brilliant, so awe inspiring, and so elegant in its simplicity that I had to share.  It's fairly agreed upon that setting the clocks back an hour and getting that one extra hour to sleep, run, cook, clean, etc. is vastly superior to losing the hour.  I have applied the principle of Butt Hole Transitivity to this claim, and it confirms the veracity of the statement.

On a more heuristic note, the only class I ever missed in college (excluding those I missed when I was on grad school visits) was due to the springing forward of the clock.  I flipped the switch on my digital alarm clock, and not only did it move the clock from 2:00am to 3:00am, but it also changed my preset alarm from 8:00am to 9:00am.  I don't know what foolish or evil bastard programmed the clock to do that, but that is the subject of another post.

Anyway, my idea was that we fall back twice a year!  This way, twice a year, we could be reinvigorated and ready to tackle the next six months, fueled by our extra hour of sleep.  As my coworker and I discussed, a warning light (not unlike the "Service Engine Soon" light in your car) shined in my noggin.  This surely had to be a writ of "too good to be true."  After a split second, I realized the flaw in my plan.  If we adopted this plan, we'd sure as Hell better develop a taste for nocturnality...

This is an open call looking for ideas to fix this whole spring forward travesty.  I look forward to hearing your ideas.


1 comment:

  1. I've had the same idea for years! I'm going to sue for intellectual property infringement!