12 Overheard Quotes That Sum Up How Hot and Smoky Seattle Is Right Now

12 Overheard Quotes That Sum Up How Hot and Smoky Seattle Is Right Now

‘It’s like, it burns.’

It’s brutal out there: We’re in the middle of a possibly historic heat wave, British Columbia is smoking us out, and our city is notably un-air-conditioned.

How’s Seattle dealing? We eavesdropped across downtown to find out.

Two people outside vaping: “It was 6 a.m. and I was already sweating.”

A girl at lunch, forkful of burrito bowl poised to eat, pointing at a spot on her chest: “You see that? That’s boobsweat. Unbelievable.”

Woman selling Real Change papers: “Paper? Anyone? Works really well as a fan!” Said all while fanning herself with a paper. (It did work really well as a fan. Keep print journalism alive.)

Two women talking about the sun: “It’s like, it burns. It’s crazy!”

Construction worker on the way to lunch: “I’m going to be covered in sweat before I even get to Pagliacci.”

Woman with purple hair talking to a man in Occidental Park: “It’s 95 fucking degrees, there’s no way I’m risking my office’s dodgy air conditioning. I’m going to spend that time in my room next to my shitty fan.”

Two men leaving a building. Man one: “Smells like campfire out here, it’s bad for my respiratory system, bro.” Man two: “Haha for sure bro. I feel it.”

Two tourists: “The weather’s strange, do you think there’s a fire in the area?”

Man walking around Pike Place with a spray bottle: “Let me mist you, it makes such a difference.”

Two coworkers walking to work: “I hear rubbing ice cubes on your nipples lowers your core body temperature.”

Starbucks barista: “We’ve seen so many iced drinks today I feel like we’re about to run out of ice.”

Tour group of elderly people, one old lady in a big sun hat fanning herself: “At least it’s not raining.”

ngraham@seattleweekly.com


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