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From: Paul Sture <nos...@sture.ch>
Subject: Re: Dear Mother Hen and all you c.o.vers...
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In article <k7u86b$cb...@dont-email.me>,
David Froble <da...@tsoft-inc.com> wrote:
> Paul Sture wrote:
> > It didn't hurt us either, and to this day I can feel perfectly
> > comfortable when others around me are complaining about the cold.
> I guess I liver a protected childhood. We originally had coal whole
> house heat, and then switched over to gas. Saved some on blankets and
> such ....
> I would have probably been an infant fatality in some of the houses
> you're talking about here.
I am sure you would have survived :-)
There was a story in the papers here a few years ago about a soccer
player from Finland who was working here in Switzerland. He and his
wife shocked their neighbours by putting their baby in its pram out on
the balcony in sub-zero temperatures. They thought it was perfectly
normal. Likewise I have read of Finns who like to swim in icy waters,
though I must admit bad memories of a cold school swimming pool put me
off that idea as a kid.
One oddity about Switzerland is that people here seem to consider that
draughts are bad for you. Strange for folks who are happy to spend so
much time outdoors, mountain climbing and skiing...
And yes, I have witnessed heated arguments at work about opening or
closing windows, even in summer when with an Alpha or two plus PC on
everyone's desk it got rather hot in the office.