The denizens of north-west North America now have some appreciation of what we in Australia go through in our summers. Record highs were recently reached, with Lytton, a village in British Columbia taking the prize with 46.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday. That’s 116 degrees Fahrenheit, for those of you who need to know the conversion.
Apparently, having air-conditioners that cool as well as heat are the exception in domestic settings in Canada, so this must have been a big shock for most people, when they might expect an average temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius at this time of year.
So, one of the things people do at such times is head to some place that has air-conditioning that cools, such as a Costco. That is where my anonymous contributor found this shopping list, while they were “wandering around in air conditioned bliss”.
Who knew you could buy “Sleep”? There’s no excuse for insomnia in some parts of the world, it seems.
Can some of you North Americans educate the rest of us about some of the other items, the ones at the bottom of the list, for example?
PS Today, our mercury climbed to 11 degrees, Celsius, with a dribbling sky to complete the grey picture. I’ll take that over 46.6 any day.