Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
Here in Washington, we may think we have it bad... Yesterday saw record temperatures all over the East Coast, and all anyone can do (as always when temps hit extremes) is talk about it. We're not above it, but we also quickly realized that the day's heat disappears for us once we cross through the front doors of HQ where we are quickly — and sometimes excessively — cooled all day long by NPR's hard-workin' A/C. But what about people who work outside? There's no escape for them... and what about people who work outside IN COSTUME? I can hardly think of anything worse. Have you ever donned a mascot's head and worked at a theme park or ball game? Dressed in layers and layers of wool and cotton and given tours of historic homes and towns?