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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 17 September, 2019
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15 things you'll know if you can't cope with the heat

Tis fierce warm.

1. First of all, you have to be extremely strategic with what t-shirt you wear

2. Because if you wear the wrong one (read: anything grey/pastel shade) you run the risk of sweat patches

*doesn’t move arms all day for fear of revealing sweat patches*

3. You spend the day subtly sniffing your armpit at regular intervals to make sure everything’s smelling okay

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4. And absolutely dousing yourself in deodorant

*keeps fingers crossed that it’s enough*

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5. Once temperatures pass the ‘mild’ threshold, you become physically incapable of sleeping

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6. And it becomes the only thing you can talk about

You: “Did anyone else have trouble sleeping last night? I thought it was fierce close now. I had the windows open and the summer duvet out, and I was still roasting.”

Your colleagues: “We’ve already had this conversation twice today.”

7. Of course, hot weather also means that you have to contend with chub rub

#PrayForOurInnerThighs

8. And you’re forced to shave your legs more regularly than you’d like

Unless you want to roast to death wearing tights/jeans, that is.

9. You can’t step outside without your make-up beginning to melt

And no amount of setting powder can protect you.

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10. You live in constant fear of getting a sweaty upper lip

11. Because you can’t trust Irish weather, you still find yourself lugging your jacket around everywhere… making you sweat even more

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12. You’ve been known to lurk in the fridge sections of supermarkets just to cool down

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13. And you resent every moment not spent in a beer garden

The only place that isn’t totally oppressive during the heat.

14. You dread the morning/evening commute even more than usual

Too. Damn. Hot.

15. To say nothing of the inevitable sunburn

God, we just weren’t made for this weather, were we?

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Amy O'Connor

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