I do not handle heat very well, I don’t think I ever have.
So when I was forced to wait outside for several hours in the blazing sun, I was not feeling well.
Something about being overheated makes me feel nauseous, and so I try to avoid hot sunny days as much as possible. But when my favorite author was coming to my city for book signings! I knew that was an opportunity that I could not resist. However, what I didn’t anticipate was the long line. There were several cars and people lined up, and I already regretted not bringing a chair, and later on, I would definitely regret not bringing a portable air conditioning system. I got in line, and I noticed that it was taking forever to get anywhere. After about an hour, I sat down on the hot sidewalk. I was beginning to overheat, and was feeling nauseous. I was really regretting not bringing a portable cooling unit. I don’t even have a portable A/C unit, but I sure would have bought one if I knew it was going to be this bad. It was tortuous when, only 30 minutes later, I could stand in the entryway of the library, where the book signing was taking place. I was close enough to feel the ice cold A/C air from inside, but the person in front of me was blocking the door due to the line. The only way to get closer was to leave the line, which was not happening. I finally got my book signed with a sweet message, which made it all worth it, and I was so glad to head back home.