Top Ten Reasons Why the Summer Is Overrated

The Top Ten

1 The Heat

Why does everyone automatically assume I love the summer and hate the winter? I love the winter. I love the cold. The only good side of summer is swimming in my opinion, but I don't really have a pool and it takes HOURS to get to the nearest beach because people in my country LOVE to go to the beach every damn weekend, so if I do go to the beach I'll probably only arrive there when it's actually too late to enjoy it.

I hate being hot. I hate being sweaty. I hate having to take a freezing shower only to feel like I'm melting the moment I step out of it. I hate feeling like the only way of cooling down is if I were to peel off my skin because not even walking around in underwear in my house with every window open is going to relieve me. At least in the cold I can just wear several layers of clothing and be done with it. You can't do that with summer, no matter how little you wear it's still going to be hot unless you're in/under cold water or have an AC which many people ...more

You can get used to the cold, simply with a thick coat. In the heat, the thinnest shirt won't stop you from becoming a bag of sweat, and it feels like you can't breathe in the humid air. - PositronWildhawk

Six weeks of Sun and yet often still hot, Britgirl. - PositronWildhawk

At least you can get into the pool. - funnyuser

2 Insects

I hate Flies and Mosquitos, only a few reasons why I hate summer along with the heat. - DreadDucky

One word: mosquitoes

Disgusting creatures. And there are numbers of them every summer ready to fly into your ear and bite or sting you. Perfect way for your day to fall apart. - PositronWildhawk

In Delhi, there is so much heat that insects prefer to stay underground so you do not meet them frequently

3 Outdoors

I would love the outdoors all year long, if it wasn't for the flying insects, like Flies - landing on your food and buzz in or by your ear, Mosquitos - making you itch and buzz as well, Wasp aggressively swarm and sting you also buzz, they're all over. - DreadDucky

This goes to show that people are idiots. People refuse to go outside on a cool winter's day, with the cool breeze and the Sun at just the right temperature. Instead, six months later, they'll eat outside, where they can't focus on anything because their skins are peeling off in the boiling Sun, and wasps fall in their tea and get you when you drink. And they say it's for fresh air; you get fresher, less humid air in the winter, and it's not hard to put on a jacket if you really have to. What is the wiser choice? Well, let me put it this way: would you rather boil or freeze to death? - PositronWildhawk

I just can't get over the mentality of some people who would rather be attacked by wasps treating their food like an all you can eat buffet than just be a little cold.

I would rather to be cool ( In both ways ). I like to be just right. Which I like it around 65-80 or a little lower than that. - funnyuser

4 The Summer Holiday

Everyone just expects you to enjoy it. What's there to enjoy except the end of a school year? And to them, the Winter break is dishonourable because only Christmas matters to them. And the Summer is a time where people deliberately go somewhere hotter and more unpleasant at the time of year. I would go somewhere like Siberia in the summer, or somewhere in the southern hemisphere, and save Rome for the winter. - PositronWildhawk

I love having a break from school - Nateawesomeness

5 Sleep

I have insomnia, so whatever sleep I can get, I need. In the winter, I need only use an electric blanket if it is too cold for me to sleep, so I get the best compromise. In the summer, even with a fan standing right next to my bed, it is five minutes on typical summer nights before my sweat fuses me to my sheets; ten if I'm lucky. It makes me ponder over how people are actually able to sleep in some parts of the world. I've been to Malaysia, which was as painfully humid at day as it was at night. How can people live there? - PositronWildhawk

In the Summer it's so hot that I have to take off my pajamas and sleep in my boxers. And it's STILL sweaty. At least in the Winter you can use electric blankets and extra sheets if you need to.

I suffer from hyperactivity disorder. And a warm, humid summer just multiplies this thing. The feeling of restlessness I get during the summer months is huge. It's one of the main reasons why I get trouble falling asleep. - Kiteretsunu

I agree completely! In winter, you can always throw on extra blankets. - PetSounds

6 Clothes

People wear the thinnest of clothing to stop themselves from sweating. It has no effect; you still sweat the same amount and you notice it. And people wear shorts that would fit a nine-year-old, and ridiculous polo shirts that make you look like a complete arsehole. I still wear long sleeves and such, because I'm civilised. - PositronWildhawk

Wearing thin clothes helps,e with my running carrer though:( - Nateawesomeness

7 Obsession With "Doing Things"

When it's summer, people are eager to do things which excite them, simply because it's summer. You can do many of them, like bowling and dancing, at any time of the whole year. How does summer change things? And things like mountain climbing or abseiling are much easier when it's cooler, and you don't need a water bottle with you to keep you hydrated. - PositronWildhawk

Rather stay indoors and play video games

8 Hay Fever

This may not apply to everyone, but it applies to me. And it is the worst. And it always hits you in the summer. - PositronWildhawk

9 "Summer Food"

I drink ice cold Sprite and eat ice cream, as well as warm tea and hot onion soup, at any time of year. There is no summer or winter food. Get a grip. - PositronWildhawk

10 Beaches

Hot beaches are mainly good for getting sunburns and falling in the ocean. And if you're just there to see the ocean, you can do it at any time of year. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

11 No School
12 Not getting to see some of your friends at school
13 Vans are too hot
14 Moms who leave their children in hot cars
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