I’m now living in an actual situation in which I have to decide between Door One and Door Two, and both options suck.
Door One used to be our main entrance into our apartment. We stopped using it at the start of the pandemic because it’s a shared door, and we figured we might as well limit exposure.
Hence, to go through Door One is to confront my obsessive-compulsive germ anxiety issues.
Door Two, once our private side entrance, has since become our main entrance. A harmless garter snake has taken up residence there. It enjoys lazing around on the stone path and never moving.
Hence, to go through Door Two is to confront my debilitating snake phobia.
Needless to say, leaving the apartment has become a lot of damn work.
I consider the twice-per-year clock changes as proof that our government doesn’t work. Almost no one likes the clock changes. The spring clock change correlates with a higher number of car accidents, likely due to tired people. It’s a simple, non-controversial thing that negatively affects daily life.
And we can’t get it changed.
I’d love to see a switch over to permanent Daylight Savings Time. I’m not sure how that would work in the much smaller state where I live, where people cross state borders all the time. It would be ridiculous for Massachusetts to switch without a handful of neighboring states coming along too. Otherwise, everyone who commutes between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, or New Hampshire and Massachusetts, would have to factor in a time change every single day.