Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Stop. Asking. This. Question.

This is the most useless question on earth. No matter when you ask it it’s stupid. Because people only ask it when the temperature reaches one extreme or the other. When it gets cold people always ask, “Oh, well would you rather be too cold or too hot?” And the exact same when it gets hot. And you want to know what the answer always is?

Hot situation: “Well, I used to say hot, but now I think I’d actually rather be too cold.”

Cold situation: “Well, I used to say cold, but now I think I’d actually rather be too hot.”

It always switches. This is a totally dependent question with a totally dependent answer. No one ever asks this when it’s a moderate 60 degrees out. No. Only when it reaches below 20 or above 80. Then you can’t get people to shut up about it.

And there is always some dumb rationale. “Oh, I’d rather be too cold because you can add layers.” “Gee, I’d rather be too hot b/c you can always lose layers/go swimming/drink beer/margaritas/etc.”

Those are not good answers. Those are stupid answers. No matter how many layers you add, once you get that deep bone chilling cold, it’s hard to recover. And there’s not a drink in the world big enough once you get a day that’s 95 with 80% humidity.

So stop asking this question, people, because I don’t want to listen to you all summer long.

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4 thoughts on “Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

  1. They backed into it at the newspaper where you were once copy editor:

    How hot is it?: Yes, it’s hot. And yes, it’s humid. “Soupy” might be the better word. And we have at least this day to get through before the heat wave is broken on Wednesday. And by this weekend, expect far more seasonal weather, about 15 degrees cooler and far less humid. Of course, it could be worse — it could be January.

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