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Are You Mocking Me?
By atfm


"It's completely unnecessary. And let's not mention annoying."

"Pointless it may be but I really see no reason to get worked up over it."

"You think I'm making a fuss over nothing?"

"That's what I'm saying."

"I find it entirely legitimate to express my dissatisfaction with this issue."

"'Entirely legitimate to express your dissatisfaction'? We're talking about Daylight Saving Time here, Sara, not foreign policy."

"Don't get me started on that. And Daylight Saving Time is one of the most stupid rules ever implemented. And did I mention annoying."

"Doesn't it count for anything that the original purpose of it was to save energy? It's not completely random."

"Original purpose my ass. The whole thing –"

"Mmh, your ass…"

"Focus on the topic, Sofia. As I was saying, the whole thing backfired. Studies suggest that energy saved by lower usage of electric light in the evenings is more than offset by increased usage of energy for heating in the mornings of the colder months. Plus, Microsoft obviously didn't anitcipate the completely arbitrary shift of summer time to three weeks earlier this year, probably causing millions of computer-controlled machines to go awry."

"The scientist has spoken."

"Are you mocking me?"



"Daylight Saving Time does have its merits. Falling back in fall gives me one more hour to fall into the sack with you."

"That was SO lame."


"And besides, that's counterbalanced by one hour less in spring."

"Now that gives me the chance to wake up next to you one hour earlier after going to bed."

"You're able to gloss everything over, aren't you?"

"It's all about thinking positively, my dear."

"I can't think at all if Daylight Saving Time screws with my sleeping pattern."

"…your what?"

"You heard me."

"What sleeping pattern are you talking about, Sara?"

"Shut up."

"Make me."

"Don't tempt me."

"Did you know there was evidence that we stick to changing the clocks because a lot of people like it?"

"Since when do politicians care what people want? This is seriously the one time when I wish they didn't. The idea stems from an essay by Benjamin Franklin. I bet people in other countries wouldn't be so enthusiastic about it anymore if they knew an American came up with it."

"Despite all those facts you are certainly right about, what does Daylight Saving Time do to you personally? Your sleeping pattern, which I still doubt exists, can't be all of it."

"It's not. I just hate all the things that come with it. It messes up my inner clock. I become grumpy…stop looking at me like you wanna say it must have been Daylight Saving Time several times last week. And I just know it's gonna derail my email account."

"Now you're being completely ridiculous."

"No, I'm not."

"Yes, you are."

"No, I'm not."

"Yes, you are."

"You wanna take this outside, Detective?"

"I'm comfortable right where I am, thank you very much."

"We'd be so much better off without it…"

"It's dark in here, so I'll inform you about what's going on in my face: I'm rolling my eyes."

"…no being late, no being early – just imagine all the blown dates on two Sundays a year! – no machine rebellion, no wasted energy…you have to admit it'd be a lot easier."

"Fine, Daylight Saving Time is evil."

"You mean that?"

"Absolutely not, but I wanna go to sleep."

"What, you wanna waste a night that's one hour shorter with sleeping? Nice try, now take that shirt off."

"I knew you'd find something good about Daylight Saving Time."

"Will you shut up and kiss me?"

The End

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