Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 12 years ago

    Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

  2. stanwshura profile image70
    stanwshuraposted 12 years ago

    "Too" cold, no question.  Anything above mid-60s I find disappointing.  Mid-70s and above and I get progressively annoyed, sluggish, and very uncomfortable.  I'll take the icy menthol of a refreshing body wash mid-40s and lower over the drippy, sweaty, stinky, "don't even want to breathe it in" air-blanketing muggy smother of the heat *any* day. 

    For even more intense feelings of mine on the subject (literal and figurative) enter "Fate's Frigid Kiss" in hp's search box, or just google it.  Yeah, I'm definitely a polar bear at heart!  smile

  3. Heather63 profile image72
    Heather63posted 12 years ago

    Too hot for sure. I hate how my toes and fingers go numb so fast when I get cold.

    1. stanwshura profile image70
      stanwshuraposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tried double-socking?  Oh, right, fingers, too.  Lol.  I've long accepted that, even among fellow bean-townies, I am deep in minority territory regarding my love of the cold! smile

  4. Woody Marx profile image70
    Woody Marxposted 12 years ago

    I hate the heat of summer and would move to the North Pole if I could. I wonder how much a mortgage is on an igloo?

    1. Heather63 profile image72
      Heather63posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My son would say the same thing. In fact, he, at 14, says he wants to move into Canada, where he can enjoy winter most of the year.

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image90
    Georgie Loweryposted 12 years ago

    I can 't stand being cold. If I have to put socks on, I am one grouchy woman. I can handle 100 degrees with high humidity, but snow is something I never want.

  6. hencefreedom profile image61
    hencefreedomposted 12 years ago

    Too hot. The cold actually hurt.  It will cut you like a scalpel blade.  It makes people depressed so then we have to go to work and work with a bunch of grumpy cold people.  Funny those are the same people who always answer this question with...too cold. 

    I'm sure there are some statistics out there that will prove my point.  The folks living in sunny Florida and California are happier overall most of the time.  Can you imagine buckling in twin babies in 10 degree weather?  I'd rather buckled them up in Orlando, Houston or Los Angeles.

    I'm just saying

    1. stanwshura profile image70
      stanwshuraposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You've not heard of the cliche'd "friendly Canadians"?  Can't sp'k to the rumor, haven't been since a kid.  Yet thru'out the Winter Olympics, I found myself near tears pining for my place there.  Alas, I can't transplant Bstn - so, a non-starter.  sad

  7. brittvan22 profile image73
    brittvan22posted 12 years ago

    I'd rather be too cold, can't stand the heat. Sun burn hurts. I sleep well in the cold.

  8. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 12 years ago

    I love how strong peoples' opinions are on this subject. If I have to choose, I'd rather be too cold than too hot. But maybe I just think that because it's heating up around here now, and I'd give my right arm for a cool breeze.

  9. Jeff Gamble profile image60
    Jeff Gambleposted 12 years ago

    Too cold for sure. I've spent the last two days watching my son play baseball in wonderful Texas heat and would pay good money for a good old fashioned sub-zero New England cold spell about now

  10. kj force profile image59
    kj forceposted 12 years ago

    I would prefer to be cold,,cause I could wrap blankets around me if too cold...and rub for warmth....whereas...
    would not want to be hot..too easy to dehydrate..not able to cool body down if there was no electricity for air conditioner, or no water to re-hydrate...

  11. Made profile image59
    Madeposted 12 years ago

    HOT is always good. I'm freezing most of the year. Nothing can compete with a hot summer day.

  12. Dexter Yarbrough profile image69
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 12 years ago

    I would rather be too hot. I don't like cold weather!

  13. newcalendar profile image59
    newcalendarposted 12 years ago

    I plan later on to move into the Scottish Highlands after having visited there a few times and loving the climate and the fact there is snow there on quite a few occasions during the year. Not a summer fan I can tell you! Cold please!

  14. CBartelmey profile image71
    CBartelmeyposted 12 years ago

    Most definitely too hot.  I probably have one of the lowest blood pressures on the plant, so when I get cold it literally takes me hours to get warm again.  I am almost like a chameleon and need an outside heat source.

    1. Heather63 profile image72
      Heather63posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm the same way - I can be chilly in the middle of summer. I feel silly wearing a sweater, but that's how it goes...

    2. CBartelmey profile image71
      CBartelmeyposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  15. Amanda Rivera profile image57
    Amanda Riveraposted 12 years ago

    I rather be too cold! You can always pile on clothes and blankets, but its not very socially acceptable to walk around nude.

  16. Eric Prado profile image71
    Eric Pradoposted 12 years ago

    By far, I'd rather be too hot. I have never been comfortable in the cold plus my arthritis kicks in something fierce in the cold.

  17. ytsenoh profile image59
    ytsenohposted 12 years ago

    I love summer, so being too hot is my preference.  When you're cold and outside, you can't ever seem to get warm enough plus I don't like driving in winter weather at all.

  18. tussin profile image57
    tussinposted 12 years ago

    I hate either, but I guess being too hot is the lesser of the two evils.  At least I can still function when I'm too hot, albeit at a much lower level, but I can't hardly move or think straight when I'm freezing.


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