There is nothing worse than being stuck out in the hot summer heat.
The other day I ended up walking down to the grocery store to pick up some groceries.
I had been out of luck for the past week with my car, my car was a real old beater and couldn’t run anymore and I couldn’t afford to pay for the repairs. So I found myself walking everywhere. One day when I was making one of these walks to the grocery stores I normally do every week I got stuck out in the summer heat. I had a lot of thoughts in my mind about what I was going to buy and so I wasn’t paying as close attention to the path I was taking as I normally do. I discovered that I had accidentally taken a wrong turn and I would need to go back. The problem was the way back was quite a long ways away and I thought I could take a shortcut. Unbeknownst to me, there was no shortcut and I only got myself further away from the grocery store. It was a miserable experience because I was walking out in the hot and heated Sun. I could feel the sweat start to drip down my arms in my back and all I wanted was to go and feel the cool AC cool my entire body down. I thought about the HVAC system in the store, the big commercial one and I thought about my own air conditioning system at home with my nice little smart thermostat and how it was just sitting there, waiting for me. It was almost like torture. I was completely burning up. It took me an additional hour to make my way back and then an additional half an hour to make my way to the grocery store.