"I really like your air conditioning," I replied.
"That's hotter than the Middle East!"
"Maybe you're wrong?"
But, no, apparently not, though the fact that it was winter over there might have made that target a little easier to get.
Still, when you have a weekend of heat that can buckle train tracks, overload powerlines--maybe it was the heat that killed my microwave--what you really need is a bit of arson. Because that really brings the whole thing home, yes it does.