Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hot In Herre

Today the mall was having a special marketing event, so our Customer Service desk set up an ancillary outpost next to it.  I worked there for part of my shift.  The event was held in a beautiful section of the mall with a two-story atrium and big skylights.  There was a nice stream of people coming and going, and I was able to help quite a few of them.

About an hour after I got there, I was standing at the far left end of our table when I felt it getting warmer. I looked up, and the sun was at exactly the right angle to come through the skylight and beam directly on me.  The sunlight was bad enough, but suddenly I felt a hot flash (that dreaded middle-aged female scourge) coming on, and I started to sweat.  My hair is getting long and covers my neck, which didn't help. I was experiencing a perfect storm of heat, except there wasn't anything "perfect" about it.

If I hadn't been in a public place, I would have seriously thought about taking the rapper Nelly's advice:

Its gettin hot in here 
So take off all your clothes

That wasn't an option, though. As I stood there feeling miserable, I figured out I that if the sun's angle made the light appear in my area, it would eventually disappear. For the next 20 minutes I inched down the table, staying in the area just ahead of the sun. By the time I reached the far end, the first part was back in the shade, and I was able to move back to my original spot.  Problem solved.

8 comments:

  1. One step ahead of mother nature. Good job.

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  2. Good for you. Anytime you can beat mother nature at her own game is a good day.

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  3. It's amazing how much heat the sun in a window can give. I've also noticed that with the overhead lights in my kitchen! If I keep them off, it can feel so much cooler! Glad you survived. I hate being hot!

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  4. Haha!! I always think of that Nelly song when it gets really hot outside - which would be almost every day this week and part of last in StL.

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    1. I know! (Can you believe that song's 10 years old? Where did the time go.)

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  5. Sorry for all the heat you're having. It's suddenly started warming up here in Hawaii too. Seemed like it started heating up right at the summer solstice.

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    1. It's St. Louis. We're used to it.

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