Scary Daylight Savings

Scary Daylight Savings

I live in Queensland. Which is great for the fact that I live by the beach and get some fantastic storms with light shows throughout the summer. The bad part is that the sun comes up very, very early. And we don’t have daylight savings. And all the reasons we don’t have it are strange. They also never explain how these problems are only a problem in Queensland; everywhere else that has daylight savings seems to cope with these problems fine, yet here in Queensland it’s scary to even consider it.


Scary Daylight Savings


Reasons Queensland Can’t Have Daylight Savings:

  • The carpets will get confused
  • The cows will fade

Or maybe vice versa. I’m not sure it matters.


Reasons Queensland Doesn’t Need Daylight Savings:

  • It’s fun to be woken up at 4.45am by blinding sunlight!
  • It’s even more fun when birds chirp by your head at 4.45am because of the sunlight
  • Why not be woken up about 3 hours before most people start work? It’s good to be awake when nothing is open and you can’t do anything or go anywhere.


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13 Replies to “Scary Daylight Savings”

  1. No one mentions the bloggers in the daylight savings debate. How can you share a post on social media at the “right” time when the time zones are now askew? How do you not resent southerners’ “live” tweets of a show that hasn’t started screening in Queensland yet?

    I blame those stupid carpet cows!

    1. Us poor West Australians are now 3 hours behind the east coast. I’ll never be able to live tweet a show – no social media for me during The Bachelor in case I found out who “won”. I didn’t need to be on social media to confirm my thoughts that Blake was a jackass anyway.

    2. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Exactly! The REAL issues đŸ™‚

  2. Don’t forget the curtains!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Ah yep, they’ll get confused. Or fade?

  3. I don’t get it. We in NSW have not had any long term issues with daylight savings so I think all those arguments against it are a crock. I really feel for those in the Tweed area having to live and work across two timezones. How tedious!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      That’s what I don’t understand. I’ve lived places with it and without it, and none of the problems exist in places that have it. I was looking up daylight savings before I wrote this and there were stories of those who work & live on the QLD/NSW border & they bring up a point I hadn’t thought of before: phones usually auto update time zones so it throws off appointments and things too.

  4. LOVE this and was going to write something very similar – why on why won’t they give it to us – I wish I knew the real reason – there just has to be one!!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Illogical fear!

  5. ZOMG I take my kids up to stay for a so-called “holiday” with my parents on the GC every year and GET WOKEN UP BY MY KIDS AT 4:30AM EVERY MORNING. It’s not right, and it’s not healthy!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It’s too early. The damn birds have been waking me up so early for about two weeks now and I’m not coping at all.

  6. And if possible, it needs to change before January 2015…

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Wishful thinking…

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