If we have any Arizonans among the vast and teeming NN.C readership, could they answer this question: Are people as insane on the subject of Daylight Saving Time there as they are in Indiana?
The Hoosier state’s new governor, Mitch Daniels, wants to lead the state, kicking and screaming, into the bright new day of DST. And I do mean kicking and screaming;
Daniels keeps saying that no one wants to do business in or locate a business in Indiana because the state is not on daylight time. I know a farmer who will sell you a load of road apples for a buck apiece, too. Wake up and smell the profit margin, Mitch buddy. What does Indiana have to offer to CEOs who are used to a certain style of life? Zip, zilch, nada, nothing. Indiana is not a cultural mecca and never will be, and a big part of drawing a business to an area is what an area has to offer other than tax relief benefits.
Or this calm, well-reasoned argument:
I spent 10 years in New Jersey, where clocks were changed twice a year with the rest of the country. More than just the clocks get changed. The body has to adjust to a new sleep cycle every time the clocks are moved backward and forward. I remember being tired for two weeks after every time change. I was either falling asleep on the couch at 9 p.m. and waking up too early, or lying awake at night trying to fall asleep and still feeling exhausted when the alarm went off in the morning. I came to dread the semi-annual time change because of the sleep deprivation that occurred. Daylight-saving time is unnatural and hard on one�s sleep cycle, and for that reason, I am definitely against daylight-saving time.
But I don’t want to wreck all your fun. Go and cavort among the Hoosiers.