Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I'm entitled.

Re the following on my FB page this morning:

Elisa Forshey 
4 hours ago via Mobile    It's just too danged cold to do anything! And yes, I am already wearing layers.

Let me clarify my status update from earlier this morning... I do not intend to complain about having to experience 30 degree temperatures, per se. I am merely complaining about having to endure 30 degree temps in ORLANDO. I would never presume to claim that the cold I am experiencing here in the tropics is at all compatible or comparable to the cold that you in the foothills of the Appalachians are experiencing. No, indeed.

I would, however, like to point out that you actually LIVE in the foothills of the Appalachians. So your windchill is -8. Yes. I understand. That is much much colder than the 30 degrees of which I am complaining. However, let me again point out, you live in New Jersey/Michigan/Appalachia. You may scoff that I do not really know what Winter IS. You may snicker behind your hand at my reaction to moderate temperatures like a mere 30 degrees-- above zero! But my dear sir or madam, I beg your indulgence, you have no idea what real SUMMER is like. You have never experienced 300% humidity. You have never sweat to near-dehydration IN YOUR POOL. You've never run your air-conditioner in December. You've never gone caroling in a tank-top and flip-flops. When was the last time you had to change your shirt every three hours all day long to stay dry? When was the last time YOUR ELBOWS SWEATED???

So. I merely intended to point out in my Facebook status this morning the massive unfairness of this 30 degrees. All I'm saying is, anyone who has to pre-soak under-arm sweat stains in a sleeveless Christmas blouse should never have to put on more than two layers to stay warm. That's all I'm saying.

PS: This should go without saying, but just in case... I'm not really mad/offended/irritated, or anything. Just goofing around with all you Northerly people.