Go ahead and tell Siri, Alexa, or the G-man to remind you. Saturday night before you go to sleep, you need to set every clock in your little world back an hour. Fall back then look forward to 4 months of driving home from work in the dark, 4 months staring at everyone’s else high beams, and 4 months of the winter mulligrubs according to grandma. 4 months of seasonal affective disorder according to 4 out of 5 psychologists.
Changing our clocks twice a year may be the second most despised chore in Missouri households, right after shaving grandma’s bunions in January when she’s all mulligrubby.
2 out of 3 Americans are in favor of bringing our twice-a-year annual nightmare to an end and leaving our clocks set where they are. And DC, for once, is listening
The United States Senate recently passed the Sunlight Preservation Act.
Here’s how much we hate juking around with the clocks every spring and fall: last March the Senate passed a bill to make it stop it once and for all, get this, by UNANIMOUS CONSENT. Our hatred for fiddling with our clocks may be the only thing on the planet that could get all 100 of those clowns on the same page.
Here’s how it could work, this Sunday at 2:00, we’ll fall back the usual one hour to standard time and the ensuing week-long recovery period. Then next spring, we’ll spring forward one last time. And stay there forever and ever and ever.
Permanent Daylight Savings Time
Xanadu. Peace on Earth. And eternal summer, all wrapped up in one fell swoop.
It turns out that maybe, possibly, it could be that the politicians were just telling us what they thought we wanted to hear, and putting on a show. Shocker!
The Sunshine Preservation Act is so far just sitting in a file cabinet somewhere until the Senate sends it over to the House of Representatives for a vote.
Why the heck do we need Daylight Savings Time anyway?
While just about everyone agrees that we should just leave the clocks alone, there’s considerable disagreement on whether they should stay at Standard or Daylight Savings time.
Leaving daylight saving time gives us another glorious hour of sunlight in the evenings bringing reduced energy costs, lower crime rates, and increased retail sales, but it does come at a cost.
Longer darker mornings.
We tried going to year-round daylight savings time During World War II and again during the 70’s energy crisis because the experts said it would conserve energy. Concerns over increased auto accidents and children making their way to school in the dark brought both those experiments to an abrupt halt, though, and we’ve been springing forward and falling back ever since.
Whether you’re springing forward or falling back, the Ford Maverick has got your back.
It boils down to personal preference; would you rather have your daylight in the morning or the afternoon?
Since the whole point was supposed to conserve energy and increase safety, Gary Crossley Ford thinks we have a solution.
Just drive a Ford Maverick.
With a fuel efficiency rating of up to 50 miles per gallon (downhill in a stiff breeze, but 50 mpg still), the Maverick can conserve more than enough energy for you to keep an extra lamp on in the evening. And the Maverick has a freakin’ truckload (get it?) of world-class technology & safety features to protect your family no matter what time the sun sets or rises.
Experience the Crossley Difference
We know the next week is going to be tough. You’re going to be tired, groggy, and grumpy, and Gary Crossley Ford is here for you!
The coffee is always on so swing by if you need an extra jolt of energy, and if you find yourself too despondent to figure out how to set your vehicle’s clock back to standard time, we’ve got an army full of clock-setting wizards ready to help.
We don’t do bunions, though.