I don’t want to take heat for this…

I don’t know much, but I know that it never pays to argue with someone about what is considered “good” weather.

Most of the people I know seem to hate all weather that is not at least 75 degrees fahrenheit and sunny. I’m unusual in that I like cool, dark, rainy weather. I also think snow is very beautiful, although it is an impediment to driving and walking, and I can see why people hate it for that reason. But sun and heat–heat for me being 75 and over–I find very unpleasant.

I’m not writing this because it’s very interesting by itself, but rather because it poses a problem. When it is 75+ and bright out and people say to me “it’s a beautiful day”, my instinct is to say “No, it isn’t. It’s too hot. I don’t care for it.” But that seems a bit too argumentative, and after all, if they enjoy that sort of weather, I don’t want to argue with them. Likewise, when it is cool and rainy and they say “it is cold and there is moisture in the air! AGGGHHHHHH!”, I don’t like to say “it’s lovely”, since I can’t help but feel a touch annoyed when they say the same to me in warm weather.

So, I mostly just smile and nod. Maybe I am wrong, but I feel that there is no way to tell someone their perception is the opposite of my perception without seeming a little rude.

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