Sunday, March 01, 2009

Mad dogs and Englishmen

It seems that the UK Department of Health is following Homepaddock's advice on dealing with the summer heat:

Under the plan, people in areas hit by heat waves will be advised to stay indoors during the middle of the day — in effect, taking a siesta — and change out of formal clothing such as suits and avoid hot food. They will also be advised to stay cool by using fans, shading windows and drinking lots of water.

Well, they close schools and stuff when there's too much snow. Why not close when it's too hot? Will the Brits swap the bowler hat for a sombrero?