I decided to do some volunteer labor while in my Summer cut from college.
There are several agencies in town that are desperate for help so I didn’t have to look too strenuous for a locale to pitch in, and one locale in particular was in extreme need of people to help out in the Soup Kitchen.
I love to cook & I labor as a waiter at night, this seemed like a perfect fit. It was there that I learned a honestly interesting thing, people drink sizzling root beer on the hottest days to cool off. I know, this sounds a bit crazy, however it is scientifically proven to work. Here I thought that they would love to come in out of the heat, kneel in the air conditioned dining room, & care about a cool beverage. When the staff told me that they went through over a hundred cups of root beer each meal I was shocked. I honestly started enjoying the crowd & doing a bit of research on my own. I asked several of the guests why they drank sizzling root beer while in the summer time & they told me that it made them feel better. The caffeine, along with the heat caused them to perspire & that was the bodies way of cooling off its internal engines. I know this makes sense although I am still not willing to try it for myself. I will stick to a cool glass of water & an air conditioner vent to cool myself down when I am too warm. The whole idea of covered in sweat to get cool only works if you are outside in a fairly strong breeze in my book.