Sam's Open Letter to Daylight Savings – Hope 103.2

Sam’s Open Letter to Daylight Savings

Daylight Saving, I’m sure these are just teething issues and soon enough we’ll be getting along. But know this - when we get to December and this Breakfast radio host has to go to bed before the sun...

By Sam RobinsonWednesday 7 Oct 2020Hope Breakfast with Sam & Duncan

For now though, welcome back. And thanks for deleting an hour of 2020 over the weekend. Everyone can be grateful for that, at the very least.”

This week in Breakfast with Sam & Duncan, Sam has crafted an important Open Letter to Daylight Savings

Listen: Sam’s Open Letter to Daylight Savings

An Open Letter to Daylight Savings

Dear Daylight Saving,

Hi – it’s me, Sam. I know it’s been a while, but it’s good to see you back, at least for the most part. I’ve noticed the evenings have been getting lighter for the last little while, but I’m glad you’ve now made it official. 

I look forward to the things you allow: backyard picnics for dinner, evening gardening, and even an opportunity to go for walks once the sun has lost its sting. 

I’ll be honest, though. There are a few issues that I need to raise with you. I hate to do this, but it’s not me – it’s you. 

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Firstly, that 4:30am alarm this morning felt very much like 3:30am. I even had trouble getting to sleep last night because my bedtime felt like a previous dinnertime. Sure, we may have had a long weekend to adjust, but that’s really not long enough. Even our News Director Anita had the foresight to take leave this week. I was not so clever. 

Secondly, you’re so divisive here in Australia. Our country is now split into no less than five different time zones. Did you know that Queensland ignores you? Yeah. They’ve taken the AFL Grand Final north of the border but they want nothing to do with you. 

Something about the axial tilt of the earth, but seriously – try making sense of that to a three year old while they are pulling back their bedroom curtains – pointing to the sun still blazing in the sky exclaiming, ‘Look Dad! The sun is coming up!’

Finally, last night you gave me the challenge of trying to explain to a three year old how you work, and to be completely frank, I don’t understand the science behind you. Something about the axial tilt of the earth, but seriously – try making sense of that to a three year old while they are pulling back their bedroom curtains – pointing to the sun still blazing in the sky exclaiming, ‘Look Dad! The sun is coming up!’ 

Now look, Daylight Saving, I’m sure these are just teething issues and soon enough we’ll be getting along. But know this – when we get to December and this Breakfast radio host has to go to bed before the sun, and I can hear the neighbourhood kids playing in the street at 8pm, I may well write again. 

For now though, welcome back. And thanks for deleting an hour of 2020 over the weekend. Everyone can be grateful for that, at the very least. 

Sincerely,
Sam