bob_kennedy

The Heat

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    An oldie but a goodie. I am only here a month but it's funny how many I can relate to!!:smile:

     

    You know it's hot in Australia when:

    1) The best parking spot is determined by shade, not distance

     

    2) Hot water comes out of both taps

     

    3) You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron

     

    4) The temperature drops below 32 degrees C and you feel chilly

     

    5) You know that in January and February it only takes two fingers to steer a car

     

    6) You discover you can get sunburnt through your windscreen

     

    7) You develop a fear of metal door handles

     

    8) You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7am

     

    9) Your biggest bicycle accident fear is "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the road, getting cooked?"

     

    10) You realise that asphalt has a liquid state

     

    11) Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard boiled eggs

     

    12) The trees are whistling for dogs

     

    13) While walking back barefoot to your car from any event, you do a tightrope act on the white lines in the car park

     

    14) You catch a cold from having the aircon on full blast all night long

     

    15) You realise that Westfield Shopping Centres aren't just Shopping Centres - they are temples where we worship Air Conditioning

     

    16) Sticking your head in the freezer and taking deep breaths is considered normal

     

    17) A cup full of ice is considered a great snack

     

    18) A black out is-life threatening because your aircon and your fans no longer work.

     

    19) No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on

     

    20) You keep everything in the fridge, including potatoes, bread and clothing

     

    21) People have enough left over beer cans to make a boat and compete in a regatta.

     

    22) The effort of towelling yourself off after a shower means you need another shower right away.

     

    23) You will wait patiently until the day it starts raining to go on a run.

     

    24) You worry your ceiling fan is spinning so fast it will fly off and kill you

     

    25) You laugh because this list is so accurate

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    19) No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on

     

     

    Has anyone tried walking round without shoes on?

     

    I got out my car - and, let's face it, it wasn't that hot today - walked round to get my thongs out the boot and had to stop myself from screaming lol!

     

    I controlled my desire to dance on the spot, but oh. my. goodness!

     

    :swoon: LC

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    Guest Guest75

    DO NOT leave metal rimmed sunglasses in a car -- I once did,put them on without thinking and branded my eyes!!

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Nor sit on an outside cafe chair with metal edges in shorts!.......yes it did blister:eek:

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Also beware of things that "protect" you from the sun......out friend got a black eye trying to twist/fold one of those windshield covers recently image.jpg

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    I know its wrong but I laughed at everyone of those comments and I'm not even in Oz yet - only 6 weeks to go and you can all laugh at me as I work through the list being a rookie!!

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    This is only our second summer here and I am already totally down with that entire list, we rent a house with no air con and it's almost funny how hot we get, I've been doing number 16 continuously!

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    I'm really enjoying this thread, thank you!

     

    Mind you, I have to keep scrolling up to see what the number given actually refers to!

     

    :swoon: LC

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    Sitting freezing cold at work with snow in the forecast, this all sounds very appealing!!

     

    Although, I'm pretty sure I won't be saying that when we're actually faced with the heat of summer!

     

    Amusing post though! :)

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