So evidently all of the reasons we were taught over the years as to why Daylight Savings Time is a good idea have been debunked:
The farmers like it because we have more daylight. Hardly....same amount of daylight each day, no matter what the clock says.
It's safer for the children....not true...by the time they go to school, it's immaterial.
We'll save energy .....It has not been proven that a bit of energy has been saved over all of the years of changing our clocks.
The real reason?? Financial gain for retailers. It HAS been proven that with more daylight hours at the end of the day, we are out of the house more, and going to the stores more, and spending more money.
Just want to put a bit of reality into this whole insane process. Really, manipulating clocks (and time itself) is a bit crazy, if you really think about it!.