Friday, 29 October 2010

Dark nights and horrible Halloween

The clocks go back this week-end with all the attendant faffing about altering clocks and watches.
To make matters worse it is Halloween - so one will have to endure the misery of endless visitations from horrible snot-dribbling children dressed as frightful monstrosities, demanding money with menaces.

Do you find the dark days before Christmas difficult?

This time of the year seems to make a lot of people feel miserable and lethargic - going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.
Dr. Mayer Hillman, writing in the BMJ today, thinks we would all be a lot healthier and happier if we could leave the clocks as they are in winter, and move them forward an hour in spring. Sounds like a sensible idea.
I would prefer, however, leaving the clocks as they are all year round, so as not to have the bother putting the time backwards and forwards.

What would make me really happy though is banning Halloween!


hltoffy said...

I like it when the clocks go back because of the extra hour in bed :) Why does it always happen on a Sunday though? We obviously need it on Mondays damn it!

As for Halloween, its glorified begging. We put a notice up in the door and anyone who can't be bothered to read it gets ignored. Luckily, most of the kids round by us have grown up now so it doesn't matter so much.

But I agree, down with Halloween. Although seeing grown-ups dress up is just hillarious. If it was just private parties etc, it'd be easier to ignore. I wouldn't mind that so much.

MrsF said...

Glad you reminded me about the clocks going back. It means I get an extra hour in bed before my long weekend shift.

Ditto for hating Halloween - I think the best policy is to pretend to be out.

Sue's Blog said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one that hates Halloween!