Daylight Savings

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Under: child abuse
I always have to remind my son, Kurtis, that time has changed. I probably don't give him enough credit. Most likely he would remember and take care of changing his clocks and watch without me prompting him.  But he has some disabilities as a result of his child abuse and I am used to checking and double checking to make sure all Kurtis' T's are crossed and his I's are dotted. Kurtis' employer would like to fire him, just because he does not work as fast as other workers. My fear is, he will forget to change his clock and be an hour late for work, giving his employer the excuse they are looking for to terminate a conscientous employee. Kurtis has had his hours cut back to five hours a week, and I know that is not much, but it is something - important to Kurtis. So I remind him to change his clocks.
 
I thought you might enjoy this humor piece I wrote a couple of years ago about Daylight Savings time. 

Saving Daylight

by Karen R. Hessen

            Who’s been wasting daylight anyway? Someone must have or else why should we have to save it year after year? And we must be wasting more and more daylight all the time, because every few years it seems we have to start saving it a little sooner than we did in the past.

            I don’t think I waste much daylight. Does sleeping-in count? What if I stay up late and do some daylight stuff after dark? Then is it okay to sleep in? What about night people? Maybe they would rather save nighttime? Fair’s fair after all.

            How much time do we waste when we arrive someplace early so we won’t be late? How much time have you wasted holding the ketchup bottle upside down waiting for the ketchup to pour out? How long have you spent waiting for the big hand to reach twelve? This is a big one for me - how much time do you spend at the drive-through waiting for your fast food iced tea at McDonald’s when you could make it yourself at home in 30 seconds?  Ever time yourself watching the clothes go around in the dryer? What about watching to see the precise second the pot of water begins to boil? My grandmother always said “A watched pot never boils.” If that is true, then standing there watching could take. . . well. . .forever.

            I’m not in favor of wasting daylight. But, if saving it is going to continue to be mandatory, like a rainy day fund for sunshine, then I think there should be some tolerance for wasting a bit of it from time to time.

            Now, lower the blinds. I’m trying to sleep!


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Daylight Savings

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Under: child abuse
I always have to remind my son, Kurtis, that time has changed. I probably don't give him enough credit. Most likely he would remember and take care of changing his clocks and watch without me prompting him.  But he has some disabilities as a result of his child abuse and I am used to checking and double checking to make sure all Kurtis' T's are crossed and his I's are dotted. Kurtis' employer would like to fire him, just because he does not work as fast as other workers. My fear is, he will forget to change his clock and be an hour late for work, giving his employer the excuse they are looking for to terminate a conscientous employee. Kurtis has had his hours cut back to five hours a week, and I know that is not much, but it is something - important to Kurtis. So I remind him to change his clocks.
 
I thought you might enjoy this humor piece I wrote a couple of years ago about Daylight Savings time. 

Saving Daylight

by Karen R. Hessen

            Who’s been wasting daylight anyway? Someone must have or else why should we have to save it year after year? And we must be wasting more and more daylight all the time, because every few years it seems we have to start saving it a little sooner than we did in the past.

            I don’t think I waste much daylight. Does sleeping-in count? What if I stay up late and do some daylight stuff after dark? Then is it okay to sleep in? What about night people? Maybe they would rather save nighttime? Fair’s fair after all.

            How much time do we waste when we arrive someplace early so we won’t be late? How much time have you wasted holding the ketchup bottle upside down waiting for the ketchup to pour out? How long have you spent waiting for the big hand to reach twelve? This is a big one for me - how much time do you spend at the drive-through waiting for your fast food iced tea at McDonald’s when you could make it yourself at home in 30 seconds?  Ever time yourself watching the clothes go around in the dryer? What about watching to see the precise second the pot of water begins to boil? My grandmother always said “A watched pot never boils.” If that is true, then standing there watching could take. . . well. . .forever.

            I’m not in favor of wasting daylight. But, if saving it is going to continue to be mandatory, like a rainy day fund for sunshine, then I think there should be some tolerance for wasting a bit of it from time to time.

            Now, lower the blinds. I’m trying to sleep!


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Daylight Savings

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Under: child abuse
I always have to remind my son, Kurtis, that time has changed. I probably don't give him enough credit. Most likely he would remember and take care of changing his clocks and watch without me prompting him.  But he has some disabilities as a result of his child abuse and I am used to checking and double checking to make sure all Kurtis' T's are crossed and his I's are dotted. Kurtis' employer would like to fire him, just because he does not work as fast as other workers. My fear is, he will forget to change his clock and be an hour late for work, giving his employer the excuse they are looking for to terminate a conscientous employee. Kurtis has had his hours cut back to five hours a week, and I know that is not much, but it is something - important to Kurtis. So I remind him to change his clocks.
 
I thought you might enjoy this humor piece I wrote a couple of years ago about Daylight Savings time. 

Saving Daylight

by Karen R. Hessen

            Who’s been wasting daylight anyway? Someone must have or else why should we have to save it year after year? And we must be wasting more and more daylight all the time, because every few years it seems we have to start saving it a little sooner than we did in the past.

            I don’t think I waste much daylight. Does sleeping-in count? What if I stay up late and do some daylight stuff after dark? Then is it okay to sleep in? What about night people? Maybe they would rather save nighttime? Fair’s fair after all.

            How much time do we waste when we arrive someplace early so we won’t be late? How much time have you wasted holding the ketchup bottle upside down waiting for the ketchup to pour out? How long have you spent waiting for the big hand to reach twelve? This is a big one for me - how much time do you spend at the drive-through waiting for your fast food iced tea at McDonald’s when you could make it yourself at home in 30 seconds?  Ever time yourself watching the clothes go around in the dryer? What about watching to see the precise second the pot of water begins to boil? My grandmother always said “A watched pot never boils.” If that is true, then standing there watching could take. . . well. . .forever.

            I’m not in favor of wasting daylight. But, if saving it is going to continue to be mandatory, like a rainy day fund for sunshine, then I think there should be some tolerance for wasting a bit of it from time to time.

            Now, lower the blinds. I’m trying to sleep!


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Tags: ""daylight savings"" humor 
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Daylight Savings

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Under: child abuse
I always have to remind my son, Kurtis, that time has changed. I probably don't give him enough credit. Most likely he would remember and take care of changing his clocks and watch without me prompting him.  But he has some disabilities as a result of his child abuse and I am used to checking and double checking to make sure all Kurtis' T's are crossed and his I's are dotted. Kurtis' employer would like to fire him, just because he does not work as fast as other workers. My fear is, he will forget to change his clock and be an hour late for work, giving his employer the excuse they are looking for to terminate a conscientous employee. Kurtis has had his hours cut back to five hours a week, and I know that is not much, but it is something - important to Kurtis. So I remind him to change his clocks.
 
I thought you might enjoy this humor piece I wrote a couple of years ago about Daylight Savings time. 

Saving Daylight

by Karen R. Hessen

            Who’s been wasting daylight anyway? Someone must have or else why should we have to save it year after year? And we must be wasting more and more daylight all the time, because every few years it seems we have to start saving it a little sooner than we did in the past.

            I don’t think I waste much daylight. Does sleeping-in count? What if I stay up late and do some daylight stuff after dark? Then is it okay to sleep in? What about night people? Maybe they would rather save nighttime? Fair’s fair after all.

            How much time do we waste when we arrive someplace early so we won’t be late? How much time have you wasted holding the ketchup bottle upside down waiting for the ketchup to pour out? How long have you spent waiting for the big hand to reach twelve? This is a big one for me - how much time do you spend at the drive-through waiting for your fast food iced tea at McDonald’s when you could make it yourself at home in 30 seconds?  Ever time yourself watching the clothes go around in the dryer? What about watching to see the precise second the pot of water begins to boil? My grandmother always said “A watched pot never boils.” If that is true, then standing there watching could take. . . well. . .forever.

            I’m not in favor of wasting daylight. But, if saving it is going to continue to be mandatory, like a rainy day fund for sunshine, then I think there should be some tolerance for wasting a bit of it from time to time.

            Now, lower the blinds. I’m trying to sleep!


In : child abuse 


Tags: ""daylight savings"" humor 
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Daylight Savings

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Under: child abuse
I always have to remind my son, Kurtis, that time has changed. I probably don't give him enough credit. Most likely he would remember and take care of changing his clocks and watch without me prompting him.  But he has some disabilities as a result of his child abuse and I am used to checking and double checking to make sure all Kurtis' T's are crossed and his I's are dotted. Kurtis' employer would like to fire him, just because he does not work as fast as other workers. My fear is, he will forget to change his clock and be an hour late for work, giving his employer the excuse they are looking for to terminate a conscientous employee. Kurtis has had his hours cut back to five hours a week, and I know that is not much, but it is something - important to Kurtis. So I remind him to change his clocks.
 
I thought you might enjoy this humor piece I wrote a couple of years ago about Daylight Savings time. 

Saving Daylight

by Karen R. Hessen

            Who’s been wasting daylight anyway? Someone must have or else why should we have to save it year after year? And we must be wasting more and more daylight all the time, because every few years it seems we have to start saving it a little sooner than we did in the past.

            I don’t think I waste much daylight. Does sleeping-in count? What if I stay up late and do some daylight stuff after dark? Then is it okay to sleep in? What about night people? Maybe they would rather save nighttime? Fair’s fair after all.

            How much time do we waste when we arrive someplace early so we won’t be late? How much time have you wasted holding the ketchup bottle upside down waiting for the ketchup to pour out? How long have you spent waiting for the big hand to reach twelve? This is a big one for me - how much time do you spend at the drive-through waiting for your fast food iced tea at McDonald’s when you could make it yourself at home in 30 seconds?  Ever time yourself watching the clothes go around in the dryer? What about watching to see the precise second the pot of water begins to boil? My grandmother always said “A watched pot never boils.” If that is true, then standing there watching could take. . . well. . .forever.

            I’m not in favor of wasting daylight. But, if saving it is going to continue to be mandatory, like a rainy day fund for sunshine, then I think there should be some tolerance for wasting a bit of it from time to time.

            Now, lower the blinds. I’m trying to sleep!


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Tags: ""daylight savings"" humor 
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