Relative weather

I just got back from a quick trip to Phoenix.

This morning I left my hotel and stepped into the 50 degree weather. I smiled and enjoyed the nice, warm conditions. I avoided the previous day's rains and emerged into a sun I haven't seen in weeks.

I get to my meeting and start chatting with the folks who are already there. They live in Phoenix. And what's the first thing they remark about?

How frigid it is.

As appalled as I once by that reaction, I have to wonder: Is this how people in Chicago and Buffalo feel when I complain about the Seattle snow?


Gypsy at Heart said...

In short, yes.

Reflections Magazine editor said...

When we travel from Fl to NC in the winter it takes awhile to acclimate. If its in the 30's, we bundle up as if we were heading to the North Pole. After a few days, 50's and 60's (when they do occur) are just unbearably hot. This past winter we experienced 4 below zero for the first time in our lives. After that kind of cold, we were cured for the remainder of our stay. Heck, 30's felt warm after that.

Relative? Oh yes definitely!

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Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a baseball team from Maine. When they came to New Jersey it was miserable say 30 degrees and windy. These guys were out there with short sleeves playing like it was the middle of summer.

Anonymous said...

We lived in FL many years ago, and got there in October when the weather was nice and warm. The locals thought it was freezing! LOL Freezing is when we lived in Iowa and I had to send our son to school in 70 below with the wind chill. Frozen tears on his cheeks, he came home and never got there that day. :)