Spring is just around the corner…..
Now hold it a minute! This isn’t a celebratory post!
I was quite pleasantly surprised to read this post from one of my favorite bloggers Pish yesterday, because it isn’t often I see someone who generally holds the same bizarre attitude as I do towards the coming of the warmer months… even if we do have different reasons for our contrary view.
Fact is, I generally look forward to Spring like I look forward to seeing my doctor and having him chew me out for being too fat. I’m ambivalent towards warmer weather. I’ll take a 20 degree day over a 100 degree day anytime. I do not dress in summer clothes, and (shock!) I really don’t enjoy looking at others in their summer clothes…
And that brings up a rather interesting observation I’ve made. It seems like whenever there’s a brief thaw in the middle of winter, you see a lot of people already breaking out the warm weather outfits. The first January day when it hits 50 degrees, notice how many people are out without jackets, wearing shorts, and even sandals! Are you kidding me? Is everyone in that big of a hurry to get back into the Spring swing? We had one of these brief warming trends this past weekend, and judging by what the customers were wearing at work, you’d swear it was June and not March….
It’s the sandals that drive me up the wall the most, because I’m a firm believer in the law that feet should be concealed at all times in public. I don’t care if you paint your nails, remove all the toejam, and even wash them…. feet are ugly. No, make that fugly. Since I’m poor at making eye contact with people, the first thing I usually notice about someone is their footwear, or lack thereof. I don’t like seeing icky, alien looking feet staring back at me. It’s bad enough having to see some dude’s deformed looking toes, but even the most beautiful women in the world have scary looking feet….
Mention the word snow, and many people want to curl up in a ball… after they’ve stocked up on 3 months worth of milk, bread, and toilet paper, of course. I like snow. I look strangely at those who live in warmer climates who rarely if ever get snow and like to brag about that fact. What’s wrong with these people? Snow makes everything look pretty! Despite what some people from The South might think, snow can even be driven upon by an automobile! Don’t like shoveling snow? Then don’t! I haven’t shoveled snow since I moved here four years ago. I even backed my car out of the driveway in 10 inches of snow a couple years ago. Really, people, snow can be your friend if you just take the right attitude towards it!
So y’all can get giddy and excited about the impending vernal equinox, and break out the speedos and flip flops. As for me, I’ll probably be in the corner here curled up in a ball upon hearing the first robin of Spring. Bah humbug to the warmer weather! At least there’s only six more months until the start of autumn….