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DST is kicking my ass. It's not losing the hour. It's getting up while it's still dark outside. Who came up with this idea? I need someone to strangle.
by J Dyer
OG: I do not know who came up with the idea in the US, but in the UK, I live in a house, that once served as the coach house and stable block for the man who proposed the idea of summer time in the UK. :-) He used to ride through the woods nearby in the mornings and noticed how curtains were drawn till late. It took many years before it was enshrined in the law, of course, but he would be your man to strangle: William Willett.
I don't know why I'm having trouble adjusting. I can't remember having had a problem with it before. I heard all or part of AZ doesn't do DST. That's the only place I know of in the US that doesn't.I'm guessing it came about in the 20th century, probably in response to money, a way to not have to use as much gas or electricity by businesses during work hours.
A guy named Bill Willett in England invented DST as we know it about 100 years ago because he was pissed about not being able to finish his last few holes on the golf course. I'm not kidding.
At least part of Indiana also doesn't do DST.
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