He proposed a mandatory awakening at 4 a.m. from mid-spring to mid-fall, an idea that laid the groundwork for our twice-a year time change. He even suggested posting guards outside shops to prevent people from buying candles.
“Every morning, as soon as the sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing,” he proposed in 1784. “And if that is not sufficient, let a cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually.”
So, if you wake up groggy Sunday, just remember that it could be worse. Cannon fire could have roused you.
I think it's too early this year so I am not a fan! What about you?