Let the backlash to the backlash to complaining about the weather begin. As you know, New York is going through a miserable heat wave and its residents, as they are wont to do, are complaining about it on Twitter. In response, many of you have complained about the complaining residents. Well, I’ve got news for you, New Yorkers have the right to complain about the weather.
Unlike your non-New York City, there is not a car culture here. Owning a car is a sign of either obscene wealth or some sort of childish dependency. Everyone takes public transit and walks. Which means that this is not a case of people going from air conditioned homes to air conditioned cars to air conditioned offices. Instead, that middle step requires walking in the heat to an underground subway station without air conditioning (they reek) to a subway that is air conditioned back into a nasty station and back outside to get to your office. Gross.
However, because New Yorkers don’t drive, we’re thinner and better for the environment. Hooray for us not being polluting fatasses. So STFU, it’s hot as balls out.