Justified & Ancient
- Apr 2, 2019
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Yes. I think given the choice it would be stay out in it all day. For a short time I delivered stationary to offices and I could not believe how uncomfortably hot/stuffy they were (even in summer). No wonder they all seemed to be ill all the time.I've had the same experience of working outside in winter. There's nothing quite like having cold sweat stuck to you while trudging through snow handling freezing metal that no glove in the world protects your poor hands from. I had times when there were tears in my eyes because my hands were painfully cold. I don't know what was worse; working outside for hours where the temperature was at least consistent, or rapidly alternating between outside and in a house where the owners had the heating on full blast because we needed the door open in the middle of winter to carry stuff through.
As for the navvies; let's face it, our ancestors would laugh at how pathetic we are in the face of discomfort. We don't know we're born.
It must have been terrible when leaving after 8 hours in that heat, to then go outside into the cold.
I love the heat, but artificial heat- radiators/car heaters etc send me a bit crazy after a while.