Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I want to ask my local meteorologist what is is up with this "feels like" temperature.   It seems to me that our weather men and women have joined the ranks of politicians who spin and journalists who sensationalize.  They tell me the temperature outside is 95 degrees but it feels like 102 degrees.  Feels like?  Either it is 95 degrees or it is not.  Why try to blur the lines of truth with emotions?

I learned a long time ago that feelings lie.  Indeed, a very wise man in the Bible said, "The heart is deceitful above all things and is beyond cure.  Who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)  So please, Mr. Weatherman, or Ms. Weatherwoman, don't try to play on my emotions by telling me it feels hotter than my thermometer says.  I've lived through 53 summers in Texas and they are ALL HOT.  Why try to make it hotter than it already is?

If you want me to "feel" better, tell me it's 95 degrees but we're lucky it's not 102.  Then I will "feel" blessed.  I'll still sweat like a horse, but at least I won't go around wondering if it's 95 or 102 or whatever it feels like to me.  The next thing you know, we will be told it's 6:00 o'clock but it feels like 6:15.  And if that's the case, I better go because I'm running late.