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Day 10 – Cairns

Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Dave!I have ranted endlessly over how stupid Daylight Saving Time is. In this modern age of electricity and fanciful inventions LIKE THE FUCKING LIGHT BULB, there is no reason to be docking around with the clocks. Just split the difference, have everybody move forward by a half-hour one final time, then leave the clocks the hell alone.

Never was the dumbassness of stupid Daylight Saving Time made more clear to me than this morning when my iPhone woke me up at 3:30am so I could get ready for my taxi to the airport at 4:15am. Except when I got down to the reception desk to settle my account, they were all confused because it was only 3:15am. Why was I an hour early?

Well here's why... in their infinite wisdom, Queensland, the state where Cairns is located... does not practice Daylight Saving Time. Bravo for them. Well done. Except New South Wales, where apparently my iPhone is getting its time data, does observe stupid Daylight Saving Time, which went into effect at 2:00am this morning...

Australia Time Zone Mess
Maps taken from Wikipedia, where you can read about the whole damn tragedy

   
And I thought the USA was a mess.

The upshot of all this is that I lost an hour's sleep for nothing.

And the best part of all? I get to go through all this bullshit yet again when I get home. Because stupid Daylight Saving Time in the USA ends November 6th and stupid Washington State still practices stupid Daylight Saving Time... unlike more enlightened states like Hawaii and Arizona.

When I am Supreme Ruler of the Known Universe, stupid Daylight Saving Time is the first thing to go.*

   

*After the entire cast of Jersey Shore, obviously.

Comments

  1. Mooselet says:

    I used to feel as you do about Daylight Savings… until I moved to Brisbane where the sun comes up at 4:30 in the morning and the birds start about 30 minutes before that. I would much rather have that hour moved to the evening, when I get home from work and can spend the time with the family. I never like seeing 4:30 am.

    But I’m totally with you on the Jersey Shore thing.

  2. Sybil Law says:

    I’m already dreading the time change. I freaking HATE waking up to take Gilda to school when it’s super dark outside!
    When are you taking over? Please put me in charge of something.

  3. That would irritate the shit out of me.

  4. Megan says:

    Um… I hate to be that person, but we are on Daylight Time now. In November we revert to Standard Time. It’s still stupid, but it’s now, not later.

  5. martymankins says:

    Arizona and Hawaii have it right, oh and obviously Queensland, too.

    Now for the rest of the US and world to get it right.

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