My apartment, generally speaking, doesn’t keep outside weather outside. When it’s freezing outside, it’s pretty damn cold inside. That said, I’m generally pretty good when it comes to just about every other spot than my hands.
Now, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has cold hands. My roommate, for sure, is on the list. That’s a story for another day as I’m pretty sure he has some yet-to-be-discovered blood disorder, but the fact remains that cold hands—I’m fairly confident—aren’t a rare affliction.
And so, for any of the legions of you that have been where I’ve been, where gloves and blowing don’t quite do the trick, you know there’s few things better than the quick-warm. I’m talking putting your hands directly over a radiator or pot of boiling soup, washing your hands in scalding water, or simply putting your hands in your pants.*
You go from ice cold to toasty, almost instantaneously. Gone are numbness and freezing. You suddenly have dexterity, quite literally, at your fingertips.
Polar Opposite of this Feeling?: If you go for the hand-in-pant or sitting-on-hand strategy to warm up, that initial feeling of COLD skin on WARM flesh.
*Mock all you want, ladies. It does the job.