Roger Tuckerman Emails

Why Daylight Saving Time is Bad

Daylight saving time has ruined this man's life.


Sent: Friday April 22, 2022
Subject: daylight saving time

Dear Premier John Horgan,

Daylight saving time has had a negative impact on my life. It is bad for my emotions, my health, my mortality, and my career.

I will explain first how it impacts me emotionally.

In the spring, when clocks leap forward an hour, people don’t get enough sleep. When people are tired, they get grumpy, and don’t laugh at my jokes! This lowers my self-esteem!

Second, daylight saving time is bad for my health.

Last November, when clocks rolled back, I went to a nightclub, and drank and danced for an extra hour. But the next morning, something terrible happened! I had a hangover and sore knees!

Third, daylight saving time is bad for my mortality. If you don’t get enough sleep (when clocks leap forward), you’re more likely to get into a traffic accident.

Daylight saving time almost killed me! On Monday March 15, 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! I wasn’t wearing a helmet, and I could have died!

Finally, daylight saving time is bad for my career.

My biological clock wakes me up an hour before work, but when clocks leap forward in the spring, I’m late every day for a month. Unfortunately, I haven’t found an employer who will put up with this, and I always get fired!

Please cancel daylight saving time. If you do, it will help me get to work on time. Sadly, it’s that time of year again when I’m looking for a new job.


Roger Tuckerman

Published in Letters from a Madman


  1. The situation changes, we must adjust to it … because we want to keep going to work and getting paid … It is our responsibility to adapt. I have fallen out of bed in the morning flailing frantically to shut up my alarm and felt like death, like a corpse digging up through the earth to find the painful, blinding sunlight, that I may stalk the roads to my damn job. I’ve felt the deathly pain everyone describes and others, on the way to work, have smiled brightly at my passing form to receive only grim half-smiles in return. I must get to work and earn a damn living. It’s MY responsibility to do so.

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  2. I used to love the fall time change and I have always hated the spring change. Now both of them are terrible for health and sleep. It’s just crazy. Thanks for writing. God bless!

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