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View Poll Results: Do you pick a dry 40 C or 0C for working in an outdoor kiosk?
40 C with small fan, ice chest, cold drinks, and squirt bottle 15 34.09%
0 C with a small space heater, warm jacket, and hot drinks 29 65.91%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-15-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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If you had to spend 4 hours in the afternoon working in an outdoor kiosk that does not have central AC or heating, would you prefer a dry 40 C or 0 C (assume relative humidity is only 15 percent in both)? You'd have shelter from the wind and elements and can dress in anyway you'd like that doesn't get you arrested. You could have a small portable heater or fan and you'd also have access to both an ice chest and water heater and as many of whatever beverages as you'd like (but you couldn't get totally drunk because you would be operating a cash register and dealing with customers). You could also use a small cold water squirt bottle to spray yourself or have heating pads near you to put your hands on now and then (hard to operate the cash register with gloves on).

Here is an image to show you the level of "shelter" you'd have (window open to deal do transactions with customers).


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Old 11-15-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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OC would be a cake walk. 40C would tire one out pretty quickly.

Of course, I prefer not to work in such a dweeby looking kiosk, at all.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lima, Peru
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40C all the way
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I'm outside in short sleeves at 8C. I dont wear a jacket with -15C. So would need just a sweatshirt at 0C. I second the "cakewalk" comment.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°0 N)
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I would prefer working at 40°C since the humidity is very low.

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I'm outside in short sleeves at 8C. I dont wear a jacket with -15C.
How is it possible?
Here people wear coats and gloves at 20°C
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I would prefer working at 40°C since the humidity is very low.


How is it possible?
Here people wear coats and gloves at 20°C
Maybe Italians are just looking for an excuse to dress fashionably? I can't see that anyone would need gloves at 20C, unless there is a medical condition.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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40°C all the way !

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Maybe Italians are just looking for an excuse to dress fashionably? I can't see that anyone would need gloves at 20C, unless there is a medical condition.
I think it's a joke.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I think it's a joke.
It's not a joke. Here in Geneva I've seen some people wearing scarves, jackets, and gloves at 15C or so.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
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0C for sure. 0C can be comfortable while 40C is never so.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Hamburg, Deutschland
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0C too. When it's too cold, more warm clothes will always help. When it's too hot, you can only undress so far.
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