You Know It’s Hot In Australia When…

When we moved to Australia a couple of years ago I knew, that life will be different. But hey, it is quite different in summer, when it gets hot. We are not there yet. It is still nice and warm / or nicely hot. But we might get to it again sometime this summer.

I found this on a website which is called Meanwhile in Australia and I took the liberty to add my comments. It might give you a slight idea about what we might be up for over the next couple of months…

You know it’s hot in Australia when:

1) The best parking spot is determined by shade and not by distance… (usually they are FAR away…)

2) Hot water comes out of both taps (yep, been there…)…

3) You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron (one of the things you only experience once, then you just know…)

4) The temperature drops below 32C and you feel chilly (something I would have never thought is possible, but believe me it actually happens…)

5) You discover that in January and February it only takes two fingers to steer a car… (you just don’t want to risk burning the others too…)

6) You discover that you can actually get sunburned through your windscreen… (maybe it’s just cooking…)

7) You develop a fear of metal door handles… (or metal equipment on playgrounds… wonder who was the genius who decided to actually use metal material or black stuff on playgrounds in Australia…)

8) You break a sweat the instance you step outside before 7am on certain days (it actually feels like walking into a hairdryer…)

9) Your biggest bicycle accident fear is “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the road and getting cooked?”… (relax, someone will run you over before you get cooked…)

10) You realize asphalt has a liquid state… (Yes! It gets so hot, it melts…)

11) Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard boiled eggs (Not sure if I would do that… breakfast ready made wouldn’t be such a bad thing…)

12) The trees are whistling for dogs (…)

13) While walking back barefoot to your car from any event, you do a tightrope act on the white lines in the car park (I am still waiting for the day the heat actually prevents people to walk around barefoot everywhere…)

14) You catch a cold from having the aircon on full blast all night long (Been there…)

15) You learn that Westfield Shopping Center’s aren’t just Shopping Center’s, they are temples to worship Air-Conditioning (if they actually turn the aircon on…)

16) Sticking your head in the freezer and taking deep breaths is considered normal (It took me ages until I mentioned it to a new found Aussie friend and was surprised that she was not surprised…)

17) A cup full of ice is considered a great snack (better than ice cream… it does not melt as fast… or it does not make such a mess when it melts…)

18) A black out is life threatening because your aircon and your fans no longer work (as long as you remember your car in the car park and you make sure it has enough gas you can always escape to the car…)

19) No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on (I do! I do! Do what you want at home but please put on shoes when you go to the supermarket…)

20) You keep anything in the fridge, including potatoes, bread and clothing (yep…)

21) People have enough left over beer cans to make a boat and compete in a regatta… (I did not know that but I am pretty sure they do…)

22) The effort of toweling yourself off after a shower means you need another shower right away… (who needs a towel if the water drops just evaporate in no time?)

23) You will wait patiently until the day it starts raining to go on a run (or you call it a bikram run…)

24) You worry your ceiling fan is spinning so fast it will fly off and kill you (maybe your house just lifts off and brings you to a cooler place… like Antarctica or so… it is just around the corner…)

Source: Meanwhile In Australia

Source: Meanwhile In Australia

46 thoughts on “You Know It’s Hot In Australia When…

  1. It sounds like India in June 😛 and ‘No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on’..this bit reminds me of cool tile floors of a typical Indian temple and people queuing up just to experience that!!

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  3. This one makes me smirks as it reminds me of home in Southern California in the summer. Our neighbors who come down from Canada every now and then once told us of a summer that it was so hot (maybe 126 degrees Fahrenheit) that the tires on their rental car began melting at the stop light! It’s funny every time I go back to SLC when I’ve been home with the family all summer. Everyone up in SLC looks at me funny when I breath a sigh of relief like, “Woo thank goodness it’s only 100!” 😉

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  4. I love Australia and the warm and moist environment of the Top End, not so much the southern parts but at least in Summer they get warm too. I hope you put stockings on your ceiling fan blades to keep them clean.

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