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Keller @ Large: The Heat? Don’t Complain After Last Winter

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WBZ-TV's Jon Keller Jon Keller
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BOSTON (CBS) – Yes, it’s hot out, wicked hot. They said we might break the all-time record for this date, and I believe it.

And I’m sure that if you’re elderly or ill or stuck working in a hot place, it’s a very uncomfortable situation.

No one should take conditions like this lightly and risk their health.

But having said that, for the vast majority of us, today’s stifling heat is absolutely no cause for complaint.

Can we possibly have forgotten what we lived through last winter?

Let me refresh your memory, and pose a few simple questions that might put any discomfort from the heat into proper perspective:

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

What would you rather be doing today, suffering in an inadequately- or un-air conditioned MBTA vehicle, or freezing to death on a commuter rail platform waiting for a train that may or may not complete its route within 24 hours?

Edge: heat.

It’s no fun perspiring through your shirt on the walk to work, I know, but would you rather be risking frostbite instead?

Edge: heat.

Tonight may be a tough night for sleeping, granted, and the kids may be restless in school today, but I’ll take a little tossing and turning over the insomnia induced by worry about what you’re going to do with the kids if tomorrow is another snow day.

Edge: heat.

It’s a drag drinking 12 gallons of water to stay hydrated and having to slather up with sunscreen, true. Would you rather be shoveling?

Case closed.

Sorry, skiers and skaters.

For my money, winter in New England is moments of beauty surrounded by months of torture.

Give me a wicked hot day anytime.

And besides, you get the best hockey games in summer, wouldn’t you say?

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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