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Mike Redmond Column

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Mike can be contacted via e-mail at mike@mikeredmondonline.com.

 

 

 

 Daylight Saving Time Means Writer Will Become His Parents

I recently made a speech at a meeting of folks who want to move Indiana to Central Time, and as they used to say in the Social Notes column of the hometown paper, a good time was had by all and refreshments were served.

This was an easy invitation for me to accept. I, too, believe that Indiana is in the wrong time zone. I fully agree that our state does not belong in the Eastern Time Zone. In fact, I have long advocated that Indiana be moved into another time zone – Mountain.

I haven’t yet found a lot of people who agree with me on that one.

Just the same, I believe we are in the wrong zone and I am willing to settle for Central. In fact, as a kid, I dreamed of being on Central Time, and I remember the very words that created that dream:

“Tune in Friday for The Flintstones, 7:30 Eastern, 6:30 Central.”

I was firmly in favor of anything that allowed me to watch MORE television before bedtime.

People have been arguing about Indiana time for my entire life, although most of the argument had less to do with what zone we were in, and more to do with whether or not to go on daylight saving time.

After years of being on Eastern Standard Time, which we explained by telling people “New York time in the winter, Chicago time in the summer,” we are now on Eastern Daylight Savings, which we explain by telling people, “Guess!”

Now, personally, I am against Eastern Daylight Savings. Saving? Is there some sort of Daylight Bank that this is going into? What a crock. I find that I’m not saving one second of daylight. All I’m doing is getting tired while the sun is still up. Eastern Daylight Savings is turning me into my parents.

 

 

 

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