Hot Summer

 

Dear People of the North,

Yes, 110F sucks. It’s hot. We understand. We are a little more prepared for heat, so we don’t mind it as much. We have cooling stations at local parks equiped with misters. We drink gallons of water each week. We buy sunscreen in bulk. Our roads and homes are built to withstand 100F+ degree temperatures. Our AC’s work fantastic because we would shrivel up without them.

We know that you aren’t used to the heat. Feel free to complain as much as you would like. Feel free to post the 10 day weather forecast and gather sympathy from your long distance buddies. We will commiserate with you.

In exchange, we ask one simple thing. Stop laughing at us when we whine about trace amounts of snow and ice. We might be used to the heat, but the cold is a different ball game down here. It shuts us down because we aren’t prepared for it. We don’t have snow tires or snow blowers.  In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation does not even keep snow plows in the Dallas area, because they are so rarely needed. So, let’s show each other a little more consideration when it comes to weather.

Stay cool up there. We are rooting for you.

The People of the South

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