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Daylight Saving Time

In circadian rhythms, conspiracy theories, day of creation, Health, humor, nine to five, Office, rare occurrence, Technology, Wage Slaves on September 6, 2011 at 03:16

As you near the gates, your steps grow anxious. You are still trying to determine if this is really happening. You have a look of heightened disbelief on your face as you approach a familiar milestone. But it looks different, better, happier. As you finally step out, “Daylight!” you utter loudly ‘Daylight,’ the guard concurs affording a faint smile.

This is not the last scene of a formulaic prison movie. This is you leaving office on time; it is a rare occurrence, a blue moon. For a few seconds, you just stand there, not knowing what to do next. Your eyes are still adjusting to the extra lumens, your nose taking in whiffs of what actually feels like cleaner air. You want to do a Hulk and tear off the shirt but prudence is hard to shake off even in broad daylight. This is your interview shirt but you can afford to loosen your collar, let your hair down and call it a day (sic).

You have still not understood why your galley pulls the blinds and uses flourescent lighting throughout the day. It does not fit the penny-pinching personality of Slaves Inc. You can think of numerous evil reasons why artificial light would be imposed: to develop detachment from nature, induce vitamin D deficiency, scrambling circadian rhythms, acclimatize to never-ending shifts… But there will be loads of time for conspiracy theories tomorrow, and the day after. Today, you need to make the most of day light hours. A quick nap seems appropriate. Sure there is a mountain of work to climb tomorrow. But for now, the demons of your desk seem to have sublimated like Vampires in sunlight.

– J.

  1. I appreciate day light savings, it gets you out of the vampiresque schedule (though short, but still unforgiving) we live day in and day out until the day we start wearing diapers again. sad really. All those time when young thinking “shorter practices!”, now grumpied down to a “great it was dark when i left home too”, is untidy. And you know somethings wrong when we’re jumping joy after work….on a Monday

  2. I’ve been working in diff shopping centres the last year… all the daylight hours. hardly ever get to feel the sun on my face so i make the most of the sundays i have off work. But can’t wait for summer – we’ll be having an extra hour of daylight with daylight savings and wont be sundown until after 8pm – amazing!!

  3. Kind of like working (or playing) at a gambling casino…

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