Daylight Saving Time has returned yet again. And no one was prepared for it. You might know it's coming intellectually, but physically and emotionally the day becomes a test of will that we should all commend ourselves for passing. The government should pass out little blue ribbons with clocks on them or something.
Incredibly, Florida just joined the vanguard of states that have rid themselves of Daylight Saving Time, but the rest of us seem content to do something silly and inconvenient because, well, that's just how it is.
Originally Daylight Saving Time was an effort to reduce consumer's energy bills in the wake of World War I. Today, put simply, it doesn't do that. In fact, DST reduces bills by just 0.03% annually, according to a 2008 study by the Department of Energy.
So until the rest of the country catches up to Florida (not often you get to say that), we just have to grin and bear the yoke of the wild clock. But it's slightly more bearable knowing that we're all in it together, so check out these takes on the struggle that was today and know that at least you're not alone in your anger and your grogginess.