It...is... sooooooo hot right now in Europe.
The heat records are being broken on an almost daily basis.
Over 40 degrees today in Germany. That's not a normal thing.
More and more people are now considering to get air conditioners for their homes.... not my parents though... my dad literally said "just tough it out!"
He's right. It's not gonna last that long. A couple of days and then it will cool down again ... usually.
The funny thing is ... the Mid/Northern Europeans are typically crazy about the sun. As soon as it lurks out, you suddenly feel bad about being trapped in an office and just want to go out. You take every opportunity to enjoy the sun and be outside. You never know how long it will last. There's always clouds and rain waiting to show up and ruin everything. The weather forecast for the weekend is one of the favorite topics for everyone to discuss.
I've heard several Asians comment on this behaviour with "What's wrong with you people?" Other cultures are taught to avoid the sun at all cost.
And right now ... we are, too, starting to avoid the sun. It's even too hot for ice cream... Sad...