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.


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

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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.