I think I finally figured it out.

this morning I watched as the weatherman, Sam Champion, mayber, or Al Roker, I forget which, told us that it was 20 below zero in Minot, N.D. Now, that’s cold. 

But then he added; ‘with the wind chill, it feels like 39 below.’

I’ve often wondered why weathermen feel this is necessary and today, it dawned on me. I think our populace feels the need to prove they’re tough and made out of that same pioneer stock that built this country. . 

In reality, we’re all a bunch of pansies but I guess we can feel better about ourselves if we make conditions worse than they already are.

Go on, John Wayne. Take your shirt off when it’s 20 below. We’ll go you one better. We’ll look out the window of our centrally heated homes when it feels like minus 39.    

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About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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