The economy has been a hot topic for almost two years – it’s all that’s talked about. How many people are still without jobs? Are we in a recession? Is this the beginning of a depression? Is there a silver lining in the immediate future? Hell if I know, but with it being July and hotter than the hinges on hell’s door, I thought a listastic top 10 of how to stay cool while be frugal would be a good idea.
Just don’t blame me if any of these backfire. That’s the point of free will; you can do as you please.
1. Eat Popsicles
Pro: Yummy and generally inexpensive.
Con: Depending on consumption, a bath may be necessary.
2. Ride A Bike
Pro: Wind in your hair. And you’re exercising.
Con: You’re exercising.
3. Swimming Pool
Pro: Floating on an immediate cooling source.
Con: Jumping your neighbor’s fence.
4. Lake Living
Pro: Again, immediate cooling source.
Con: Your cooling source is also your bathroom.
5. Sit In The Dark
Pro: It’s cooler. And you can practice nocturnal living in the the off chance you fall in love with a vampire before he eats your face.
Con: You’re in the dark. Oh, and you look stupid.
6. Go To Work
Pro: Free air-conditioning. Free interweb. Actually, they’re paying you to enjoy it.
Con: This doesn’t apply if you work outside.
7. Umbrella Shade
Pro: No direct sunlight. Use less sunscreen.
Con: You still sweat.
8. Wear Less Clothing
Pro: You get to be naked. Or close to it.
Con: People pointing and laughing. And that possible arrest.
9. Travel North
Pro: Expected cooler weather with much less humidity.
Con: Everyone ends their sentences with “eh”.
10. Palm Leaf
Pro: Light breeze made by the hand of someone else.
Con: I see no con. As long as pay is negotiable.