Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Why More Time to Exercise Will Never See the Light of Day

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Why More Time to Exercise Will Never See the Light of Day

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AT the risk of repeating myself and a column from a few years back, I would like to share with you my thoughts on daylight saving...again.

Before we start, I am not going to carry on about how long I have lived here and no one's opinion counts apart from mine because there are enough people doing that about the population cap, so I will spare you.

I was going to stay right away from the topic altogether as most people that know me have a fair idea that I don't like daylight saving and am happy living in the dark ages in regional Queensland. I am not going to hit lobbyists with the faded curtains or the confused cows theory but I would like to refute one popular belief that hospitality businesses are all for daylight saving.

Sure, there would be some that are but have they ever considered that all daylight saving does is bring people out an hour later in the evening? So I would think bars and restaurants would actually have higher expenses because they would have to staff their businesses longer.

That may sound like the faded curtains argument but I would reckon the only hospitality venues that would go better would be ice cream shops.

There is also a popular argument that with daylight saving people would do more activity in the afternoon where it could be exercise or family activity which could mean people that would normally go out when it was dark may not venture out at all.

That argument may be flawed after a conversation I had the other day.

People familiar with me would also be aware that I am in no need of advice from anyone south of the border that have either moved here or holiday here. Again I am happy in my own little world.

That was until I was approached by an aex-Mexicana who wanted to talk about daylight saving.

I was amazed to find that he agreed with me, which either means he has been in Queensland far too long or, like me, has no idea. …

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