This is an official announcement to all you folk out there who are about to set your clocks back an hour tonight in the semi-annual ritual known as "Daylight Saving Time."
This year, I am not going to participate. I will not be setting my clocks back. Not now. Not at 2:00 a.m. Not tomorrow morning. My clocks are staying right at the time they're on, right now. And you can't convince me that DST saves energy. And we're no longer an agrarian society, so we don't need that supposed "extra" hour of daylight. And even though we're at war, we don't need it for the war effort either.
So, I'm not complying. Just wanted to warn you. When you call me and say, "Let's get together for lunch; meet me at noon," I'll be there, but it will be 1:00 my time.
I'm joining Hawaii, Arizona, and Indiana this year in officially renouncing DST.
There. Now that that's done, I'm going go change the batteries in all my smoke detectors. (I may be eccentric, but I'm not stupid.)