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As someone who grew up in the North and now lives in the South, I get constant strange looks and comments because I'm in a t-shirt, hot and sweating while everyone around me is in coats and shivering.

While Master of my Masonic Lodge (and thus in charge of the thermostat) I was setting the temperature for 60-65 degrees and I was still hot.

I found this "temperature conversion chart" for another Northern city and I thought I would rename it to Cleveland where I grew up. As I like to say, "It ain't cold untill there's a dash in front of the number!"

  • 60° F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Cleveland pull out the recliners and sunbathe.
  • 50° F: New Yorkers try to turn on the heat; people in Cleveland plant gardens.
  • 40° F: Italian cars won't start; people in Cleveland drive with the windows down.
  • 32° F: Distilled water freezes; Lake Erie's water gets thicker.
  • 20° F: Floridians don winter coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Cleveland throw on a windbreaker.
  • 15° F: New York landlords finally turn up the heat; people in Cleveland have the last cookout before it gets cold.
  • 0° F: All the people in Phoenix die. Clevelanders close the windows.
  • 10° below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scouts in Cleveland are selling cookies door to door.
  • 25° below zero: Hollywood disintegrates; people in Cleveland get out their winter coats.
  • 40° below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air; people in Cleveland let the dogs sleep indoors.
  • 100° below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Clevelanders get frustrated because they can't start 'DA car.'
  • 460° below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale); people in Cleveland start saying, 'cold 'nuff for ya?'
  • 500° below zero: Hell freezes over. The Indians win the World Series!

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