In Defense of Humidity

Posted on 7/10/2013 4:56:00 PM

by Ken Bartels, Sr. Vice President


At least it's a wet heat!



So here we are in the good old summertime, basking in the sunshine, enjoying the warm to hot temperatures, spending time outdoors, all as our reward for the past winter and its frigid delights. All good, right? July and August, the months we all point to on every calendar…vacations, cookouts, rejoicing in Mother Nature!
And then there is the humidity. Since we can do nothing about it, I will try and make a case for it and it goes like this…
-          There is nothing better than to have everything you wear stick to you like a second skin.
-          It gives new meaning to the word “close” as in “too close for comfort”.
-          Things spoil quicker.
-          At least it’s a “wet heat”.
-          Sauna owners need time off too you know.
-          We stop being jealous of St. Louis.
-          Did I mention that everything sticks to you like a second skin?
-          It has nothing to do with humility as it is hard to be humble when you are dripping.
-          Humidors are obviously unnecessary.
-          We are fortunate that it is capped at 100% which in this case is something short of perfect.
Given all this and having lived a bit through both winters and the “dry heat” of the southwest, I think that it is fair to say that trying to defend humidity is a lot like debating whether or not the air conditioning needs to be turned on…if you wait to decide you’re all wet!