The air-conditioning unit in my small apartment has been struggling to keep up, barely able to cool my bedroom. It's been tough to sleep. It has been unbearable to go running outside. My waders almost overflowed with sweat yesterday while trout fishing. I've cursed and complained about the heat because of the discomfort it has caused in my daily life.
Big deal. As the nation struggles through a horrendous drought—declared a national disaster in 1,016 counties in 26 states—the hardships I'm encountering don't even register on the "who gives a crap" scale.