The newspapers are littered with “Gee Whiz, We’re Going to be on Daylight Saving Time” coverage. When I read those articles, for some reason they remind me of a Special Olympics pep talk. “Come on champ, you can do it! Move that clock ahead one hour. You can do it the night before, or the morning after! Isn’t that wild? Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it. There you go, that’s super!”
It’s as if the writers believe that the reason Hoosiers remained on Hoosier Standard Time (HST) for more than a generation was because we considered ourselves too stupid to work a clock.
That sort of cloying enthusiasm notwithstanding, the time switch happens tomorrow. 5 a.m. will become 6 a.m. and we will have an “extra” hour of darkness in the morning as we jump off the DST bridge with the rest of the country.
I don’t expect we’ll change back any time soon, and I expect I’ll get used to getting up in the dark mornings pretty much year round and to putting my kids to bed in the full glare of daylight. I do hope the lemmings in the General Assembly who helped their leader Mitch pass the legislation pay the price when voters head to the polls this November.