October 29th, 2006

Max Headroom

snowballelf teaches her friends list a lesson on Daylight Savings Time.

So, for those of us in Europe and North America, Daylight Saving Time has just ended. Those six months a year when we are legally permitted to gather and store daylight have come to a close.

I'm sure many of you are now sitting at home with your saved pile of daylight wondering several things. Could you have saved more daylight? And what should you do with your daylight now that the saving time is over?

The first year I actively saved daylight, I only managed to collect 3lbs (that was in the days before the metric system). Still, it would have been enough to last me through the winter, had I used it wisely. But instead I frittered it away, using it to read at night-time when I was too lazy to turn my bedside lamp on. By December I had no daylight left, and was forced to drive to work in the dark every morning.

I advise you, no matter how much or little daylight you've managed to save this year, use it only when it is necessary.

This year, thanks to much hard work, I have managed to save 18 kilos of daylight. This might seem like a lot, but I know how quickly it can be used up if I'm not careful. This is why I have chosen to put my daylight into a high-interest Daylight Savings account at the bank. I will make a daylight withdrawal only when necessary, and my daylight should easily last me all the way through to March. I advise everyone to do the same.

And for those of you in Australia, your Daylight Saving time has just begun! I hope you are all working hard to save daylight already, and not leaving it until the last minute. Summer may seem long, but before you know it, it will be March and there won't be much daylight left to save. Good Luck!

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