A confusing change

This article was published November 9, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Dear editor:

While complaining about changing the time twice a year and the negative impact on my internal time clock and the confusion about which clock is correct, Libby chastised me because it was the government's intervention to save energy for the public good. I have never noticed any personal energy savings over the past 50 years, but Libby assured me that it was true.

I thought if true, an expansion of the concept could be used for oven thermostats and save even more energy. The government could mandate that all oven manufactures set the actual temperature 100 degrees lower than the temperature indicator. Then an oven set at 350 degrees would have a temperature of 250 degrees and save a bunch of electricity. Just think, the energy savings would be enormous!

To my amazement, Libby told me that this idea was preposterous because things would not cook properly by simply saying the temperature was 100 degrees more. Her exacerbations exploded when I asked if changing the time had no impact on the sun rising and setting, then why were we annually springing forward and falling back and confusing me and my internal time clock and causing everyone to spend unnecessary energy changing the time on their clocks?

Stansel Harvey

Hot Springs

Editorial on 11/09/2017

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