Did you ever notice that people are always protesting things? Americans in particular seem to be continually discontent with large organizations, and to prove it, groups of them are actually willing to hold a handwritten sign on a stick until it’s changed. Come to think of it, holding a protest sign doesn’t seem that hard. But – camping on a city sidewalk in freezing cold weather really starts to say something. For instance, take these kids occupying different cities. I’m not sure how strong their convictions are now, but come February, if they’re still out there under six inches of snow, I’ll listen to what they have to say.
And speaking of things frozen solid, the company that makes the snack Dippin’ Dots filed for bankruptcy this week. When I was a kid, we had ice cream. And it was a lumpy, pile of creamy goodness. Today, everything has to be in fun shapes. Like kids breakfast cereal. I don’t think I should have to be thinking about physics when eating dessert. It’s seems just plain unnatural.
Another thing that’s unnatural is Daylight Savings Time. Twice a year, someone really, really powerful decides that 300 million people should simultaneously change their clocks. And even more amazingly, we do it.
What I don’t understand is how we all can save daylight and where exactly do we store it? Last year, I took out a stopwatch and spent two days timing the number of minutes from sunrise to sunset on the day before and day after daylight savings time. And as I suspected, it’s just about the same. I’m starting to think that there’s no daylight actually being saved.
I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure it’s a conspiracy and somehow a really large organization is involved. Since the Occupy Wall Street people are already protesting, maybe they should protest Daylight Savings Time. Now there’s a protest I could get behind.