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rdickinson

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Came across this on another forum. For all those complaining about the weather.

 

 

You Know It's Hot In Australia When!

 

1) The best parking spot is determined by shade not distance

 

2) Hot water comes out of both taps

 

3) You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron

 

4) The temperature drops below 32c and you feel chilly

 

5) You discover that in January and February it only takes two fingers to steer a car

 

6) You discover you can get sunburnt through your windscreen

 

7) You develop a fear of metal door handles

 

8) You break a sweat the instance you step outside at 7am

 

9) Your biggest bicycle accident fear is "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the road and getting cooked"

 

10) You realize asphalt has a liquid state

 

11) Farmers are feeding there chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard boiled eggs

 

12) The trees are whistling for dogs

 

13) While walking back barefoot to your car from any event, you do a tightrope act on the white lines in the car park

 

14) You catch a cold from having the aircon on full blast all night long

 

15) You learn that Westfield Shopping Centre's aren't just Shopping Centre's, they are temples to worship Air-Conditioning

 

16) Sticking your head in the freezer and taking deep breaths is considered normal

 

17) A cup full of ice is considered a great snack

 

18) A black out is life threatening because your aircon and your fans no longer work.

 

19) No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on

 

20) You keep anything in the fridge, including potatoes, bread and clothing

 

21) People have enough left over beer cans to make a boat and compete in a regatta. (S.A joke)

 

22) The effort of toweling yourself off after a shower means you need another shower right away.

 

23) You will wait patiently until the day it starts raining to go on a run.

 

24) You worry your ceiling fan is spinning so fast it will fly off and Kill You

 

25) You Laugh because this list is so accurate

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That's what I was thinking - I remember our first summer in Arizona in 1969 - coming from the Seattle area, anything above 80 was hot and there I was HOPING that it would get down to the low 90s at night! Quickly learned that towels were in the car for covering steering wheels, that it only took 2 hrs before the sun tea was ready, that the apartment pool is the perfect temperature for midnight swims, you always take a sweater to the movie theatre or the mall because it was 110 outside and 70 inside and many, many more.

 

Barb

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Dallas/Ft Worth is that bad, high temps second only to Phoenix. I have seen roofers quit at 2 because the shingles would melt. Asphalt will stick to the shoe.

 

When we were in Tyler, I was involved in a lot of campus construction projects. They kept asking if I didn't want to come watch them pour concrete at 3:00 am - with ice in the mix to keep it from setting up until they got it on site! :lol:

 

Barb

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