Its that time of year when the weather is perfect, day after day of sunshine and clear blue sky. For those who live in a cold climate its almost as if the heat causes a hormone to be secreted in their brains that impels them to start stripping off their clothes in public. At about noonday when its break time for most, any strip of green grass in the City where many thousands come to work is covered with naked human flesh. I mean, really, men are taking off their ties and shirts and the women, good Lord! So much human flesh on display.
When I think about it, this heat and sunshine is the weather that we get in Africa from January to December. But we don't go taking off our clothes in public simply because its hot. Indeed, in Africa it is frowned upon and considered immodest when one exposes an inordinate amount of flesh. The reality though is that living in a cold, wet climate as in the UK, your mind becomes focused on the weather. Listening to the weather forecast on the radio becomes an important part of your daily morning routine and every conversation begins with a comment about the weather, which by the way has been absolutely magnificent recently.
However, there are still those who will complain..."gosh, its flippin' 'ot today...", fanning themselves with their hands in a mock portrayal of how hot it is. But if you check, you'll find that its these same people who during the cold weather will complain about how cold it is.