Roger Tuckerman Emails

Cancel Daylight Saving Time

Roger Tuckerman explains why daylight saving time should be cancelled.


Subject: DTS has ruined my life!

Dear Premier John Horgan,

Daylight saving time is very bad for the physical health of British Columbians.

In the spring, when clocks leap forward an hour, it makes everyone tired and grumpy.

In the fall, when clocks fall back an hour, many people go drinking and dancing, and they get a hangover and sore knees.

But that’s not all!

A 2001 study found that with the time change in both the spring and fall, there was an increase in the number of traffic accidents.

Case in point: On Monday March 11, after the clocks leaped forward, I was speeding to get to work because I overslept, and I smashed into a garbage truck. I totally destroyed my bicycle!

Now I have to buy a new one, and I don’t have any money!

I overslept on March 11 because I didn’t set my alarm. I have alarm clock phobia. Whenever I set my alarm, the buzzing sound gives me a nightmare of the shower scene in Psycho!

Then I wake up, and I can’t fall back asleep!

I naturally wake up an hour before work, but when clocks leap forward, I’m late every day for a month. Unfortunately, I haven’t found an employer yet who will put up with this, and I always get fired!

Please cancel daylight saving time. If you do, it will help people like me get to work on time.

Sadly, I’ll be getting fired any day now, and will have to look for a new job.


Roger Tuckerman

You can read more letters like this in my eBook.


  1. What a creative way to look at things. Thanks for making me smile today. BC is gorgeous–if I ever become an ex-pat, British Columbia would be my first choice as a place to move.

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