Monday, August 3, 2015
Complaining Won't Cool Off A Hot Day
My weather app tells me that the temperature right now is 90 degrees and the humidity is 39 percent. Okay. Sounds fine to me. It would also sound fine to me if the temperature was 95 degrees and the humidity was 60 percent. Know why? Because it's summer and summers on the East Coast are generally hot and humid. Knowing this and expecting nothing different, though, people still complain about the weather. Come winter those same people will complain about the cold or the snow or the ice. The other day a neighbor asked me if it was hot enough for me. My response was that I didn't understand the question. Whereupon he launched into not what would have been a perfectly reasonable exhortation about my social stupidity but a tirade about how much he hated hot weather. This is the same neighbor who can't stand the cold weather of winter. Finally I asked him why he didn't move someplace where he liked the weather. He had no response but just shook his head and walked away from me. Apparently complaining is the only thing we can do about the weather except that I don't. Nor do I understand those who do.