Feeling the heat

I’ve learned recently that people who have never experienced humidity have no idea what it might feel like. So if they come to this area for a visit, they don’t know what they’re getting into. Since it’s tourist season (well, it’s always tourist season around here), I thought I’d give a lesson to people who’ve never felt real humidity.

It’s like putting on all of the clothes you own, putting on two terrycloth bathrobes on top of that, and running a mile.

Humidity is not just heat. It’s the kind of heat that makes you want to kill yourself so you don’t ever have to feel it again. People in D.C. don’t have to imagine what Hell feels like, because in the summer, we feel it every day.

So if you’re planning to visit D.C., don’t bring too many clothes. Make sure your stuff is light and breathable. Wear sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Don’t worry about looking stupid, because we all laugh at tourists anyway. Also, wear bug spray, because D.C. is Mosquito World and you don’t want to be itchy and hot at the same time.

1 Comment so far

  1. darpino (unregistered) on July 14th, 2005 @ 2:05 pm

    I was considering a very similar post on the humidty yesterday but couldn’t put it into words. Nice post.

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