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View Poll Results: 3 hrs at 100F in the shade or 3 hrs of 85F in the sun
3 hrs at 100F in the shade wearing whatever you want 54 91.53%
3 hrs at 85F in the sun wearing a suit 5 8.47%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A play on Adrianna's cold theme, I'll give a hot choice:

This time, you will have the choice between sitting for 3 hours at 100F in the shade or 3 hrs at 85F in the sun. You must wear a suit at 85F but can wear anything at 100F. There is no wind, humidity is low for both scenarios. Water is available.

Possible scenario:
You only have one day off and are a fan of baseball. You can fly anywhere for a game but only 2 games are going on that day.
You have a choice between an August 3 baseball game at the Ballpark in Arlington at 1PM but you're sitting under the club level so shade is assured. Humidity is low in Dallas because winds were coming from the north the day before. There is no wind for this day though.
The other option is a August 3 baseball game in Los Angeles at 1PM, in the full sun facing the west, sun is assured the whole game, no wind.
You have mobility issues so you are forced to stay in the same position for the duration of the game. You won't be able to change from your suit for the LA game but could for the Rangers game since you'll be flying in from the East coast. A large 32 ounce water is in the drink holder but there is no ice as it has already melted.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: HERE
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100 F in the shade wearing shorts and a T and drinking plenty of water (can I carry an icepack?). 85F in the direct sun wearing a suit can give you a heat stroke but the shade at 100 F would be bearable (but not pleasant)
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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85f in the sun with sleeves and pants rolled up for me. Sun doesn't bother me I love it. 100f with higher humidity is not pleasant at all.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I was going to vote 85 until I opened the thread. In a suite? No thanks. 100 is what I choose.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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100 F in the shade wearing swim trunks and sun screen.

Heck, I'd take the 100 F option over 60 F and a suit at a baseball game. Sitting down immobile in a suit for 3 hours? NO! Plus I'd have to use the bathroom.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by AdriannaSmiling View Post
100 F in the shade wearing shorts and a T and drinking plenty of water (can I carry an icepack?). 85F in the direct sun wearing a suit can give you a heat stroke but the shade at 100 F would be bearable (but not pleasant)
no icepack allowed in this scenario
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is a tough one for me. I'd probably have to say 100 in the shade in shorts, tank top, and sandals.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Easy one, even if I was allowed to wear light clothing in the sun at 85F I'd rather 100F in the shade if I have to spend 3 hours in either scenario.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:44 AM
 
Location: New York
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A suit in 85F warmth would be more uncomfortable to me than sitting in the shade on a 100F day while wearing a t-shirt & shorts.

I don't think the sun would annoy me as much as the suit would. 100F + shade it is.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Paris
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No-brainer for me, wearing shorts and t-shirt in the shade at 100°F is quite comfortable, while I'd probably get a sunstroke in the other scenario. Being compelled to wear a suit in summery weather is inhumane.
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