Sign up below to get Itchy Feet comics in your inbox every week!
I always take warm clothes just for the plane.
You definitely need a sweater in the tropics --- all indoors, malls, restaurants, offices, are kept ridiculously cold.
Crazy right? The inverse is also true - in Berlin for example, in the winter, a lot of cafes and indoor areas are absolutely melting hot. I'm already wearing all these clothes, do I have to take off my coat and scarf AND sweater just to go shopping? Maybe just "chilly" would be fine, I'm already dressed for it!
So much yes to both these comments. xD
Half of this is just because you are used to chillier temperatures in the winter. In the winter 22 feels warm, near hot, and in the summer 25 can feel quite cool. But I hear of even more insane stories from the country of waste. There it seems to be normal to set the office in the summer to freezing (20C or less) so everyone wears a sweater in the f**** summer! Which is insane in so many points is blows my mind.
I used to work in Singapore, where the employer provided all employees a jacket to be worn in the office, since it was so cold. Despite constant complaints, they refused to lower the air-conditioning, since "it was automatically controlled." The same in buses which were dripping water.
This is really true! I got soaked to the skin on the way to the airport flying back from Stockholm to Frankfurt this summer, and then, despite a change of clothing, sat with my collar turned up, cowering under the scarf which was covering my damp hair in that ice box of a plane. I was amazed I didn't bring at least a cold back as a souvenir, which is what I very often get from airplane air conditioning...
Has Itchy been on the weights? Now available in 3D, with added muscles.
Very impressive muscles, too :p
And here I am trying desperately not to show my flop sweat because I'm getting too damned over heated on a plane. Wife will point her air nozzle at me just because I'm burning up.
Either too hot or too cold. Those are the available temperatures