The outside temperature where I live has been extremely hot over the past week or so. Add in some high humidity and the conditions for outdoor activity are less-than-favorable. I get cranky when I have to move around outside in the heat of the day. Apparently, I’m not alone.
I got up early one morning to go for a walk. I thought moving around earlier when it wasn’t the heat of the day would prevent some crankiness. I’m not gonna lie, I was sweaty and ready for the walk to be over about 15 minutes in, but I persevered for the full hour.
As I started to head for home, I passed a couple walking towards the beach. I think it’s still okay to use the word ‘couple’ even though I didn’t really know their relationship status. Maybe I should be safe and revise that sentence so I don’t offend anyone-I passed a couple of people who were walking together towards the beach. That’s when I knew I wasn’t alone.
The man and woman were dressed for the beach-bathing suits, shorts, flip-flops, tank top, and hats. They carried all the stuff they could possible need during a full day at the beach-overflowing beach bags, an umbrella, chairs, a cooler, and a couple large beach towels. The only thing missing was two or three kids who would be ready to leave as soon as all of the crap was set up for the day.
As I passed by the couple of people who were walking together towards the beach, I heard the woman say to the man, “Is it still morning?” Let’s see, I thought, I left home at 9AM and walked for an hour. That meant it was about 10 o’clock, so yes, it was still morning. I snickered. As I looked at the lady I could see that her face was flushed and she had a scowl on her face as she carried all her crap to the beach while dressed in her beach garb. She clearly was cranky from moving around outside in the heat of the day. Ah, that’s not right. Let me try that again. She clearly was cranky from moving around outside in the heat of the morning. That’s when I knew, I wasn’t alone.
Here’s to a cranky-free weekend with no moving around! Cheers!