September in Canada is unlike any other month. School starts, people return from vacations, the Canadian National Exhibition comes to an end, and the weather… Oy, the weather.
Two days ago, the temperature was 20 degrees Celsius and people went nuts. You would have thought it was -20 degrees.
“Summer is over”.
“It’s going to be a very long and very cold winter”.
Those were just some of the comments being fired around social media and in the news.
Then yesterday… Yikes. It was 29 degrees with a humidex making it feel like it was 38 degrees.
As I walked along the TIFF route, all I saw was tank tops, shorts and lots of hot, sweaty people.
And then there is today… 15 degrees in the morning with an expected high of 20 degrees to be reached later this afternoon.
It’s down right confusing. Not the weather. It’s always been like that in September. What’s confusing is what to wear!
I happen to be typing this while sitting in a Starbucks location awaiting a client. I’m clearly not the only person confused by the weather.
Waiting for their orders are 5 people;
- A girl in short shorts and a t-shirt
- A guy in khakis, wearing a dress shirt with a sweater-vest over it
- A woman with a long-sleeve shirt, pants and a toque
- (and 5) 2 men, both in shorts, but one is wearing a jacket and the other is not.
That’s quite the range!
Worth noting, however, is that every single one of those orders was for a hot drink.
That’s September in Canada, eh?