Halloween is in the bag, and November is upon us. And that means it's exactly the time of year everyone loves to hate: the doom-like anticipation of the end of Daylight Savings Time. This year, the clocks fall back at 2 a.m. on November 5, so get excited for sunsets in the 4 p.m. hour in your near future.
Just yuck, right?
Well, two state governments feel the pain and are considering ditching daylight savings time altogether. Unfortunately for this solar-charged writer, California is not one of those states. But residents of Massachusetts and Maine — cross your fingers for the possibility of good news.
Because those states are located so very far north within the contiguous United States, the sun there can easily set as early as 4 p.m., and both lawmakers and even health experts agree that it might just be more logical to grab an extra hour of sunlight by joining the Atlantic time zone, according to Travel + Leisure.
“Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?” Maine Democratic state rep Donna Bailey told The Wall Street Journal, referring to the antiquated practice geared toward people who work in farms instead of under florescent lighting.
You said it, Donna.
Unlike 100 years ago, we are fully juiced up with electricity, even in rural America. We're good now. So come on, Uncle Sam, let us Californians get in a hike after work for our cardio, would you plsthx.
Meanwhile, good luck and godspeed to all you fine, pasty folks in Massachusetts and Maine.
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