By Jon Keller


BOSTON (CBS) – I was chatting with a co-worker Tuesday when he said something that floored me.

I had said something praising the turn the weather here has taken, and he shrugged and said: “yeah, it’s a little too warm for me.”

“A little too warm”?

Are you kidding me?

I knew this was bound to happen, but it still came as a shock. How can anyone who lived through this winter ever complain about a little heat and humidity again?

(Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

You don’t have to love the heat to appreciate the difference.

Everything is easier in this weather – getting dressed to go outside, walking the dog, waiting for the bus, putting out the trash. I don’t know about you, but I sleep easier and wake up feeling more refreshed when the bedroom windows are open all night.

Everything is cheaper in the warm weather. The furnace is off, and so is the stove.

Who needs to shell out for a movie when you can watch the sun set and the moon rise? And there’s no need to pay extra for fancy craft beer. When you’re mellowing out on the porch, a Gansett tastes just fine.

Everyone looks better in their warm weather clothes, too. Parkas don’t flatter anyone.

And with the possible exception of my confused friend from the office, everyone feels better in this weather than whatever that was last winter. When you feel better, you’re nicer. And let’s be candid, we Bostonians need every bit of niceness we can get.

So I propose a new rule going forward – no complaining about warm weather is permitted, under any circumstances.

Violators have to listen to me complain about them, on a loop, for the rest of their lives.

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