There’s one thing I really look forward to during summertime, and that’s the start of autumn. That may sound like an odd thing to you, but I’m happy to say loudly and proudly that I HATE SUMMER! And here’s why;
- It’s too hot! Right now, I’m sitting in a room that’s just over 30C. Here in Britain, if it gets hot, it’s not a dry, pleasant heat. It’s a muggy, sultry heat that makes doing almost any task (walking up stairs for example) laborious. For me, I just feel uncomfortable, and this makes me lethargic and grumpy.
- Everyone’s too noisy! For some reason, whenever the sun comes out in the summer, neighbours seem to set up camp in their gardens, take a handful of anti-social pills and make a racket all day and into the night. There’s no quiet, mature enjoyment of the weather that you get on the continent. It has to be loud and alcohol-fueled.
- There’s bugs everywhere! And they bug me. Especially at night when the windows are open and they’re attracted to light. There’s nothing worse than finally getting comfortable on a muggy night, to then have a mozzie buzzing around your ear.
- I can’t sleep! A sunny day in Britain often results in cloud cover by night, which traps in the heat. This means the first hour after turning in is often spent just trying to get comfortable. If I eventually do fall asleep, it’s only because I’m exhausted by all the fidgeting.
- There’s nothing on TV! I don’t think TV companies even try to produce good TV during the summer. All the good stuff is held back for the autumn launches, causing the schedules in the summer months to be devoid of anything watchable.
- I can’t stop sneezing! I sleep in a south-east facing window. With the sun rising at around 04h30 in the summer, I’m slowly roasted in my bed for a good 3 to 4 hours before waking up, causing my nose to block up. Upon blowing my nose, it causes irritation and I sneeze for the following hour. And if it isn’t that, then the pollen will get me. My body objects to it for some reason and shows it by leaking various fluids from my nose and eyes.
I can’t be the only one. There must be others who feel the same way, surely!?