New England is cold. That’s an irrefutable fact. And yes, it’s gotten much colder in the course of just a few weeks. None of us are happy about it—we all miss the days when the walk from one side of campus to the other didn’t bring tears to our eyes because of freezing gusts of wind slapping us in the face. I too dislike wearing fourteen layers and not being able to feel my hands and feet.
But what is undoubtedly worse than the thermometer slipping below 32 degrees is the slew of subsequent
annoying complaints comments about how cold it is.
These insidious remarks have become an inescapable campus-wide epidemic, but without a shot to immunize you. I hear them while walking anywhere, from friends or while eavesdropping (sorry, not sorry). I have cataloged a list of some of my favorite types of cold weather comments, in the hope that the next time you think about saying one, you think again. Or just know that some people might want to make like that wind gust and slap you across the face. [Read more →]