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Daylight Saving Time: Fall Back, And Order Another Round

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Daylight saving time happens early Sunday.  Many will sleep through the transition, but if you’re tending – or hitting bars – the rollback from 2 to 1-am means another hour…another round.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Wayward Lamb bar lead, Jacob Sanchez-Franklin, at work.

At the Wayward Lamb in downtown Eugene, bartender Jacob Sanchez-Franklin preps a cocktail.  He’s worked many times when clocks are set back.

“And it’s always pretty much the same story," says Sanchez-Franklin.   "Everyone’s really excited to hear about it.  Because they’re like, “Is it last call?”  And I’m like, “Actually it’s one o’clock again.”

"So if you’re a customer, it’s fantastic because you get a whole extra hour of being at a place that you like to patronize.”  

“I’ll probably be here at the Lamb, most likely,” says patron Bill Sullivan, who used to DJ and tend bar.

Sullivan says it’s always a slog to work that extra hour, but most staff are forewarned.

“When you’re working behind the bar or in the booth, you have the extra hour to mentally prepare for it and deal with customers that are there another hour on top of that.”  

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Wayward Lamb patron Bill Sullivan (right) with company.

And bartender Sanchez-Franklin says staff are always looking out for patrons who’ve had plenty to drink, extra hour or not.  He hopes people take care of themselves the morning after.

“But at that point it’s up to them to be drinking enough water and cure your hangover,” he laughs.  

Come spring, many bars, taverns, and grocery stores will lose an hour of liquor business. 

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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