Yes, it’s hot outside. Very hot. According to NBC Washington, yesterday was day #50 this summer to reach temperatures of 90 degrees or higher. The statistic is admittedly impressive and we all feel a bit more hardy for sweating through it everyday, but does it really make us nostalgic for snowpocalypse? NBC aimed to find out. In an article entitled “Come back Snowmageddon!” they asked people around the District the eternal question “snow or sweat?” Here are the results:
Idiots. People that prefer snow are idiots. This is SNOW:
working in snow, walking in snow, ”fun” in snow
The only arguable upsides to snow are skiing, hot chocolate, snow’s natural beauty and Christmas, with all but skiing enhanced by being INSIDE. You have to schlep to work through slush, dig out your car, make sure your hair is 100% dry before leaving, and no matter how many layers you put on, your face is still effing freezing. Even animals hibernate in the winter. Now, HEAT is this:
Beach, baseball, kayaking, and freedom. Sure you look like swamp thing by the time you get to work, but at least you’re a TAN swamp thing. Summer sweat brings you backyard bbqs, smores, summer camps, and road trip adventures. Children are happier, people get married, and all is right with the world. It’s who we are. Our bodies are built for warmer climates.
So in the end, cold may ”build character,” but summer makes you feel alive. Sweat wins. Anyone dare to counter?