It's no secret by now that over the weekend most of Canada was hit by Daylight Savings Time. If you weren't awake when the actual time changed, many of us were shocked to see the clock turn to 3:00 a.m. from 1:59 a.m. on Sunday morning. For others, it was a very confusing start to the day, as although you thought you slept in later than usual, you probably still felt tired.
Overall, the entire time change event has everyone thrown off right now. We're tired, confused, irritated, and just want to go back to sleep. But, since the week has just begun and we'll have to wait until next weekend to catch up on our lost hours of relaxing, what better way to complain about DST than to hear from all the other Canadians that hate it just as much as you do?
In case you didn't know, many Canadians logged into Twitter over the weekend to spread some rage on the lost hour. Needless to say, this will definitely make your Monday morning just a little bit better.
TL;DR No one was prepared for Daylight Savings Time to take away an extra hour of sleep we could've had over the weekend. In response, many Canadians have gone to Twitter both outraged and confused. Read below for some of the best tweets.
Many Canadians tried to find the humour in the situation:
It's 9:40pm right now, yesterday it was 8:40pm right now, but somehow it feels like 4:47am October 14, 2004 in Canada I'm so confused #DaylightSavingsTime
Others have responded in confusion or anger to the Government of Canada's PSA on the Daylight Savings Time clock change:
After we spring forward could we just leave the clock there all year round? Really. What would happen if we didn’t fall back one hour in the fall and stayed on DST? Anything important?#DaylightSavingTime#StandardTime#clocks
Now I have to get up in the dark again. I hate it. Springing forward is hard on me. Time to stop this nonsense.
It's time for a referendum on this. There's no point to daylight savings. It's a relic from the past and was a bad idea then. Time to go the way of the dinosaurs.
Switching "spring forward" and "fall back" twice each year is as disorienting as a one-way flight between New Brunswick and Ontario twice yearly. I don't get the kerfuffle the media tries to make of Daylight Savings Time. North America should be consistent, one way or the other.
Absolutely not needed any longer. The war is over, the depression is over, and farmers have work around today. Stop this ridiculous practice that now causes more harm than does good.
How about let's not? People on March Break also lose an hour of their vacation, so let's just cut through the ridiculous extra hour of light each evening namby pamby, and eliminate this useless antiquated measure!
Canadians didn't forget to point out that there are some of us that don't even participate in the time change anymore, and are totally uneffected by DST (which we are all super jealous of):
Remember, not all areas of Canada are following the idiotic trend of #DaylightSavingsTime. Hooray for East Kootenays, BC, Nunavut, Saskatchewan & others. Why this isn't one of the indicators of #smartcities, I don't know. https://t.co/eik4xIk7MZ
Today 70 countries use DST which is approximately 36% of the world. Canada is one of them but there are areas of the country that don't: most of SK, some of BC, North East ON, QC & NU. This begs the question: why are we hanging onto DST?#DaylightSavingsTime#DaylightSavingsDebate
Not only are Canadians trying to adjust to the unwelcome time change, but Americans have also taken to Twitter to complain about to hour of lost sleep and all the other confusion of DST.
If the human race can collectively complain and agree that daylight savings isn't necessary amymore, and yet do nothing about it, we are truly doomed. #DaylightSavingsTime
How do you feel about Daylight Savings Time?