Saturday, June 23, 2012

Oppressive Heat Wave

We are in the midst of an oppressive heat wave and it's all anyone is talking about. Every winter it gets cold and every summer it gets hot. Knowing this does little to take the shock out when it happens. When I come back into air conditioning from being outside people will breathlessly ask, "You went out! How is it?" And I'll say, "It's not that bad." Because it's not; I was very warm but I didn't see anyone collapsed on the sidewalk from heat exhaustion and none of the stores I'd passed had been looted. When intense heat arrives people behave as if the heat is caused by some kind of radioactive substance and people are melting Raiders-of-The-Lost-Arc-style the moment they step outside. 

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