Well, it’s that time of year again, folks – July. And with July comes the inevitable continuation of the complaints begun in June. There’s ‘You call this summer?’ and the annual ’15 degrees in June? It’s unheard of!’ and the quintessential ‘Leaving Certs letting us down’ grumbles…
But now the cold is in the past, and another summer tradition is rolling around.
Met Éireann has announced that Ireland should brace for warmer weather. A whopping 25 degrees is forecast in parts of the country tomorrow, causing many to – somewhat dramatically, and erroneously – shout heatwave.
To anyone who’s reading this in shock and bewilderment – ’25 degrees? A heatwave?! Really?!?’ you’re probably saying – consider that temperature is all relative.
(Ireland is Wisconsin in this scenario.)
So with temperatures sky-rocketing into the low-to-mid 20s, what’s a person to do? Does one try to struggle through the fug of crippling humidity?
And when you do finally make it to work, how do you summon up the energy to be productive?
Maybe you don’t. Maybe you just spend the day talking about how hot it is. But that’s fine. That’s a type of work, too. And it’ll give you a great opportunity to work on your sassy pop culture references.
Speaking of pop culture, people are already forming conspiracy theories.
If you’re really struggling to get through the day, though, we’re here to help with more than jokes. Check out this handy tutorial on making your own air conditioner. All you need is a fan, a styrofoam box, dryer vents and some frozen water.
And if, somehow, all of this still hasn’t helped, how about we just soundtrack your day:
Play that on repeat for a few hours and you’ll soon be feeling a lot cooler. Because you’ll be standing outside.
Because you’ll be fired.
Heatwave image, via Shutterstock