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Leave Things Alone!: Thoughts on the time change
Posted by lostcerebellum, Mar 9, 2008. 1230 views. ID = 813

Leave Things Alone!

Posted by lostcerebellum, Mar 9, 2008. 1230 views. ID = 813
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Folks ought not be messing with tradition. It just ain’t right. People
don’t know what they’re getting themselves into -- changing things
around all the time. Those traditions are there for a reason. They help
keep the world a halfway organized place. But no! Can’t leave well
enough alone. Gotta keep fooling!

Just like our old sayings. Don’t mean a thing anymore. For ages they
were a way of passing down wisdom from one generation to the next,
but now they’re all falling by the wayside too. What can we do now
when some careless dolt busts something and goes, “Oops. I didn’t
know it would break if I did that”. Can’t say, “You can break a stone
drag if you go about it right”. Wouldn’t mean a thing to ‘em.

But if this don’t beat all. Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper
we’ve been setting the clocks ahead in the spring, and back in the fall.
“Spring ahead, fall back”, we always said. But not anymore. Here it is,
Daylight Saving Time, and it’s only March ninth-- still winter for nigh
on to two weeks yet.

How do these young fools ever expect to keep things straight now?
People had a hard enough time with it when we had a sensible saying
to help us out. Now what are we going to do? “Winter ahead, fall
back” just ain’t going to cut the mustard. How are we planning
to straighten out this mess? Change the date for the start of spring?

Nobody is ever going to remember which way to go with the clocks
anymore, unless someone can come up with some new saying that
makes sense of all this, so as to help us keep it figured out.


Maybe some of those folks at "Fifteen Minutes of Fiction" can scare
up some bright ideas.


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Comments


Douglas
Mar 9, 2008
Nice! Just before I got to the last paragraph I was thinking to myself: Maybe some of those folks at "Fifteen Minutes of Fiction" can scare up some bright ideas.

Great minds...

The idea that came to my mind was: March Forward
   ~Posted by Douglas, Mar 9, 2008

lostcerebellum
Mar 9, 2008
That is good. It would fit right in. I knew there had to be help out there somewhere. Now we need to get a national movement going.
   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Mar 9, 2008

Josiah T.
Mar 9, 2008
You gonna be our leader? ;-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Mar 9, 2008



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