The Norman Transcript

March 16, 2014

United as one

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — If I’ve had anything in common with anyone I met last week, it was one of two things: the fact that we are still bothered that the Dairy Queen in Moore is constantly busy — even if it’s almost been three months since it opened — and some of us have yet to get our Blizzards and Dilly Bars, and the fact that Daylight Savings Time has been nothing but a mean old jerk this week.

I really don’t remember Daylight Savings Time being a problem in the past, but for some reason this year’s time change has hit my body like a wrecking ball to a dilapidated building that still thinks it has high property taxes.

I’ve been tired all week, and so has everyone else in my family. We’ve not been able to go to bed when it’s time, and we’ve certainly not been able to wake up when it’s socially acceptable. Even the dogs think we should sleep in an extra hour every morning.

But what happens? Why have we all been so tired all week? I mean, my heart wants to believe that it’s just that time shift. But really, it’s only an hour. That seems so insignificant. Other than being robbed of an hour last Sunday, our lives shouldn’t have been this hard to deal with all week.

If there is a sliver lining in all of this, it’s been that those of us who don’t like mornings seem to have gotten a legitimate excuse for being late and or cranky. Before Daylight Savings Time, us non-morning people just looked like slackers and people who don’t like the alarm clock or the sunshine coming through our bedroom windows.

We’ve seen your eye rolls when we show up late to early morning events. We also know you secretly know we will be late to work, school or meetings.

But this week — well, this week you’ve all been in the same boat. It’s like we’ve let down the social barriers and we are all untied as one. Ones who have struggled through the mornings. Now if we could only get a Dilly Bar to celebrate this milestone.

Shana Adkisson



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