Dictionary definition of muggy: excessively warm, humid and uncomfortable–sticky, steamy. Baltimore’s definition: Characterized by air like mud, sweltering temps, and a slow, grumpy, sweaty, half-dressed, downright slob-like populace.
Sure, it’s hot and humid as all get out, but we Baltimore Fishbowl writers got together this weekend and agreed, no matter how thick the damn air, people, wear clothes in public and brush your frizzy hair. And, by the way, just because we’re in a difficult slug-like mood, don’t spray us with the freaking garden hose! Unless we ask you to. Wait, while we’re at it, here’s a thing or two more…
“I don’t care how hot it is, hands off my ice cream.” –Mikita Brottman
“I don’t care how muggy it is, you can’t come to the dinner table with no shirt on. (This was an actual exchange at my house, I’m sorry to say.)” –Cynthia McIntyre
“I don’t care how muggy it is, see photo above–this is never a good look.” –Krista Smith
“I don’t care how hot it is, overcompensating by setting your air conditioner to 60º requires me to remember to bring a coat when I come in your store, and for that matter it’s wasteful.” –Sara Lynn Michener
“I don’t care how hot it is, don’t wear your bathing suit cover-up to the market.” –Susan Dunn
“I don’t care how sticky it is, don’t skimp on the personal hygiene (i.e., bathe less than daily) just because you’re going to be shvitzing again in five minutes.” –Betsy Boyd
“I don’t care how hot it is, no one wants to see you write ‘I heart you’ in sunscreen on your boyfriend’s back.” –Kristin Hughes
“This one goes out to the 17 year-olds I’m working with this summer: I don’t care how hot it is, STOP INCLUDING ME IN YOUR WATER FIGHTS!” –Rachel Monroe
“I don’t care how hot it is, the bed of your pickup is not a kiddie pool.” –Marta Randall
“I don’t care how hot (or muggy) it is, to me it’s better than frickin’ freezing. I mean look at the tomatoes.” –Marion Winik
What’s your advice for the hot and bothered?