Calling all summertime Scrooges; these hot weather memes are made for you.
While some people love nothing more than donning their bikinis and sunning themselves in the park, other sweatier people (read: this writer) are forced to retreat to the shadows like vampires, desperately seeking solace in ancient desk fans, ice lollies, and darkened cinemas with the aircon on full blast.
If you ever out yourself as the latter, of course, it tends to spark something… well, something not unlike outrage in the former. Even a simple “it’s too hot” will be branded a curse upon summer, and any future rainfall will be on your head, damn it!
But, as my dear friend Hanna Ibraheem puts it, “people are always like, don’t jinx it; it’ll get colder and rain. And I’m like, but I WANT IT TO GET COLDER AND RAIN.”
Sadly, we can’t do this while we’re living in muggy 29°C climes. We can’t do it when the sweat droplets are clinging to our upper lips, to the backs of our necks, to every single crevice on our bodies. When our favourite comfort foods – the pies, the jacket potatoes, the gravy! – are well and truly off the menu (you try eating anything hotter or heavier than a picky bits platter at this time of year). When we just don’t know what to wear anymore. When our thighs are chafing, and we’re peeling ourselves off any leather seat we dare settle down upon, and the nights are too sweltering to even attempt to sleep.
Peak-cosiness, my friends, just isn’t achievable when everything is so bloody sticky.
So, what can we do to ease our discomfort, then? Revel in oh-so-relatable memes, of course.
Here are just a few of our favourites.
“Are you ready for hot girl summer?”
Summer is great if...
“I’m not saying it’s too hot or anything, but…”
A little more ventilation, please
Do you see us complaining?
Nobody gets it
How can anyone enjoy this?
What about the mosquitos?
Let us sleep
Too hot to function
Embrace the dark side
Why isn’t sweat a universal thing?
Proceed with Operation Pumpkin Spice
Oven gloves at the ready, folks
Genuinely into this idea...
What do you mean, you want to go outside?
Check in on your friends with curly hair
Yes, we are *still* wearing black
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