Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Saving Private Daylight

I had an extremely entertaining dream about daylight saving , I didn't want to wake up. There were lots of anarchistic looking hippies milling about waving placards with "Save Daylight". "Daylight is Innocent". "Free Daylight, Jail Howard".

WA has gone onto daylight saving time! This deserves any number of exclamation marks. The state has always stubbornly refused to change the clocks when the other states go onto EDST, and referendum after referendum have been lost as the Westerners have clung to their right to be out of step with the much despised Wise Men of the East.

Much hilarity and lampooning by the media has not been able to change a thing - no matter how many bovines are fading in cartoons, we've stood by our dairy farmers right to have conservative cows.

Mind you, Perth has so much sunshine now I'm not sure they can be doing with any more. The obesity epidemic has been cited by the government as a reason for us to go with it. Families will be urged to "recreate" (who invented this weasel word?) in the extra hour of daylight. As long as they don't procreate, fine by me.


Darky said...

It's a meaningless change when, as I have found the last 2 afternings (a compromise for when the clock says 6.30 but it still feels like afternoon) when strolling through town with a couple of horses that need gentle traffic habituation, all those putative recreators are nowhere to be seen on the ovals, on the footpaths, or in the pool.
Television schedules haven't changed and the call of the glass tit is stronger than all that extra fresh air - apparently.

jj said...

Spot on, both of you,from my Eastern State perspectve too.

amegilla said...

Well, two weeks on and I agree with you as well. I've been out and about observing the hoi polloi much more than usual lately, and I haven't seen anybody out recreating - but a lot more bums on seats at the corner bar.

(and I'm getting tired - too light/hot to eat before 8 makes a late night)

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