Sunday, 25 October 2020

BST

 To the person who invented the concept of British summer time 


You have never worked night shift

48 comments:

  1. Ridiculous isn't it. My dog, Rick, doesn't understand either.

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  2. Or had a puppy !!

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  3. Exactly ,and I never seemed to be working when the clocks went forward .

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  4. How to confuse our cats !

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  5. Or a 92 year old mom waiting for her morning tea!

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  6. Pirate agrees..he used to do 4 on 4 off including night shifts as an aircraft mechanic

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  7. I can sympathise, as I too once worked nights in a neonatal unit, it certainly messed up the timing for babies being fed on hourly feeds . I always seemed to work a thirteen hour shift , but never the one in spring when the clocks went forward !

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  8. it's really time for DST to end...permanently!

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  9. How many kids do paper rounds these days anyway?

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    1. Anonymous9:07 pm

      How many kids now have to walk to school in the dark?

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  10. I hate the time changes, do you end up doing a 13 hour shift?

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  11. 😆 Summer Time (or "Daylight Savings" as we call it) was invented by Satan himself.

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  12. I never saw any farmers out today but I think they may have finished nice and early but everyone else was out-I've never seen it so busy-it was too hectic for me x

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  13. From 1968 for three years the British government tried the experiment of British Summer Time all year round - no Autumn and Spring clock changes. I remember it well, being working then. Although nationally there were 2,500 fewer deaths and seriously injured than average over the three Winters the move wasn't very popular in some vociferous quarters - tabloid press talk of "Like working down a coal mine", meaning that for us in the north we were going to work in the dark and returning home likewise. The experiment had from the outset only been intended to run for three years, and I think the protests killed off any chance of it being tried again. I don't recall myself being especially fussed either way but now I'd fervently support an end to this absurd bi-annual exercise.

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    1. I remember we kids were issued with glow-in-the-dark armbands.

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    2. Yes I remember those too

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  14. I've never understood it. When told the reason for Daylight Saving time, the old Indian said: “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket."

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    1. Barbara Anne6:28 pm

      Brilliant!

      Hugs!

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  15. What I don't get is this. There's still the same amount of daylight hours, so why bother swapping the clocks around? After a couple of weeks, it makes no difference anyway - it's bloody dark all the time! xx

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    1. Here here or hear hear Happy Hooker! You nailed the ridiculousness of clock changing. It does not change the lengths of day or night.

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  16. I understand it was to help the farmers to get the harvest in (an extra hour of daylight). But today's tractors can drive themselves - and they can do it in the dark!
    But forget all that - leave the clocks alone and just get on with whatever you need to do. Simples !

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    1. There is no "extra hour of daylight" created!!! We do not control the rotation of the planet, we only choose what time to call a particular moment

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  17. Barbara Anne6:26 pm

    Babies and pets take weeks to adapt to time changes. Many of the rest of us just get grumpy!
    Old joke: "Did you wake up grumpy again?" Reply: "No, I let him sleep in!"

    Hugs!

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  18. William Willett was a prize twat and even died before his ridiculous clock changing scheme was put into practice. I see no reason whatsoever for messing about with time and it is such a faff each October and March having to alter one's timepieces.

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  19. Anonymous8:35 pm

    Here in Arizona we do not reset our clocks for the beginning or end of Daylight Savings Time. "Arizona time" lets you live more in harmony with nature.

    Irene

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    1. Another Arizona person.
      I love that we never have to change our time !
      parsnip

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  20. What movie is that clip from?! I need to see it!

    I was always under the impression that Daylight Saving Time (and BST) were invented to benefit farmers and agriculture. But nowadays all the farms are owned by giant corporations (at least in the USA) so who knows whether that even applies anymore.

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    1. Anonymous9:22 pm

      Farms in the UK aren't owned by giant corporations.

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    2. It’s a film Steve
      Called the Anniversary
      It’s a black comedy filmed in the Uk in the 1960 s

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    3. Fabulous! I'm going to rent it. :)

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  21. Anonymous9:20 pm

    For those of you who had the great inconvenience of working an extra hour it was only for one night.

    But now children have to walk to school in the dark. Farming is more dangerous in the dark, more road accidents happen on dark mornings.

    But judging from the complaints on here what a total inconvenience it was for all of you. Such petty complaints. Someone's mother had to wait for her cup of tea - why couldn't you get up earlier to make it? Those who chose to go to bed at the same time as usual weren't compelled to stay in bed an hour longer until their usual getting up time!

    What a lot of whinging complainers this country has become.

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    1. You work 48 hours on a nights a week ,
      Then you will have earned the small satisfying moan of one hour extra work unpaid.
      And next time put your name to your comment.

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    2. And the world is full of big mouths that negatively comment on a particularly innocent blog without the guts of putting their name where their mouth is

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    3. Andrew M.10:37 pm

      and actually the time change makes it more light in the morning! which is why farmers are the very ones most fond of it and who are most often cited as the reason behind it... Putting the clocks back makes the light arrive one hour earlier than it would have done in the morning and makes darkness fall one hour earlier in the evening. It does not, of course, change the total amount of light or dark - that would require modifying the rotational speed of the planet

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    4. "What a lot of whinging complainers this country has become" is not a grammatically sound statement. If one is going to generalise unpleasantly and inaccurately about one's fellow citizens, it is probably wisest to do it in accurate English.

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  22. The car park was full far too early x

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  23. We get an hour's OT pay when we work the longer shift, for years we didn't because "you work a shorter shift when the clocks go ahead". Turned out most of us didn't work the two shifts in question.

    I used to be pretty creepy watching the hands on the clocks spin demonically to change the times.

    I don't remember the complaints back in the day when I was young.

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    1. I don't remember the complaints either when I was young. I think we're now in a generation of complainers, protestors and more selfish people who don't look beyond their own fishbowl. It's sad to see when you're old enough to remember how things were.
      But I do think it's unfair to expect people like John to work an extra hour that's not paid.

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    2. I totally disagree
      People always disliked the hour change , especially if they lost an hour in bed or worked a night shift
      We just have social media now , which shares the grumble
      And for goodness sake , it’s a mundane grumble
      Not big enough to complain about

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  24. Anonymous11:31 pm

    the second wave is starting and in a pandemic it is usually the 2nd wave that kills the majority of people. You baby boomers are all going to die of corona-virus and finally the world will be able to make progress when you boomers are all dead

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  25. That's shocking that you don't get paid. You have every right to "whinge".

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  26. You have some real FUN Anonymous commenters recently!!

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  27. I think the time should be changed by 30 minutes and then left alone forever.

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