I have a coworker that is a very nice, super smart person, but I can tell she just doesn't get me. So I have been trying to strike up a conversation whenever I see her, to see if I can build a bridge. The other day I asked how her summer was going, and she said she didn't have kids or a family, and her boss was always busy, so really summer was no different than any other time for her. Another misfire! Guess I'll have to keep trying.
But it got to me thinking - is summer just like any other time of year when your personal schedule isn't driven by the local school system?
I have to respectfully disagree with my coworker, for a lot of reasons. Like summer casual (something to look forward to, my uniformed friends), less traffic, quiet work days where others in your office are on vacation, even quiet-er gym time, and lots of daylight so it's not dark when you get home. Certainly warm summer temps force you to slow down a little, find the coolest space in your house, and chill a bit. It's awesome!