When You Can't Beat The Heat

Have Fun Any Way

The weathers hot with the sun shining bright

Coming closer and closer to 100

I have to go to work

In work it's always hotter

No A.C.

Not now ....not ever

I work in the kitchen

Not even fans are allowed

The air conditioning is for the customers

Many things you think about when you are looking for work

How hot it will be in the summertime was not one of them

Now I have plenty of time to think

So I think of all the times I have gone to the beach

As the sweat pools on my forehead

I remember my feet tapping that freezing ice cold water

How I raced out so quickly

Splashing water everywhere

Shivering wildly until the next moment

Then running straight back in

A little deeper this time to my knees

A wave comes crashing through

I can see the white foam rising to the top

Only to disappear out of sight

Now my work pants feel like leg irons

Restricting any movement and holding in the heat

i can feel my temperature rising

How wonderful it is just to have a cold drink

As we get busier by the second

My discomfort is soon forgotten

Waiting for the hours to pass

So I can arrive home

Go into my refridgerator

Pull out a big bowl of watermelon

All cut up in square pieces

Ready to be eaten

Making my sorrows disappear with every bite

Maybe not forever even though it would be nice

I am really happy

To see them leave for the moment





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DWDavisRSL 15 months ago from Eastern NC

I remember summer days working in a restaurant kitchen running the big industrial sized dishwasher. That was before I joined the Army. It was always better when we were busy because the time passed more quickly and the heat didn't seem as bad when there wasn't time to think about it.


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DREAM ON 15 months ago Author

DWDavisRSL Knowing everyone else is feeling uncomfortable but where all in this together. Bonding and making sure you stay hydrated. It's always good to remember where you came from. So you can appreciate others who work in hot conditions.Thank you for sharing your memories.

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