Let’s face facts. Many of us are becoming more and more strapped for cash as the perfect storm that is the Obama Effect continues to squeeze Americans from all sides. And now with summer on the way, a lot of us will be looking to stay cool while not breaking the bank over AC bills!
So, it’s time to THINK OUSIDE THE BOX! We all need to look for ways to stay cool while keeping that mean old AC unit in an off condition, as often as possible!
Strategy #1 – The bar crawl maneuver!
As the temperature begins to rise over the 85 degree mark, make tracks for your closest watering hole! Bar typically have their AC units going full blast! No only that, they have flat screen galore! You just have to make sure that whatever beverage you select is sipped slowly. If you’re really good, a drink can last well over an hour! So, plan on spending the hottest part of the day in cool entertained comfort! As a bonus, some bars even offer up free food! Thus, you can while away those blistering hot afternoons sipping drinks, watching TV and eating all in cold comfort! And if your a real expert at this, you should be able to languish in style for under a ten spot! By the time you get home late in the afternoon, the temps will be going down, but you’ll also be too sloshed to even care! Once you fully re-awaken out of your alcoholic daze, it’ll be cool outside! Hi fives all around!
Strategy #2 – The library club!
For those who don’t wish to imbibe, consider joining a library club! I especially prefer those clubs that like to do gemology types of research! Most libraries will have a second set aside especially for those who need to spend hours and hours doing..whatever. Plus, they often have really comfy chairs that you can slouch down in while practicing your ‘sleeping with eyes open’ skills. This same deal can also be exercised at places like Am vets, the Lions Club or even the VFW should you qualify. All of them offer up the perfect hidy-hole for you to pass a hot day at minimal personal expense. Just make sure not to snore too loudly…
Strategy #3 – The friendly rope a dope!
Most everyone has a friend who will bend over backwards to accommodate. So, why not bend them over and use their place as your own little oasis most every hot afternoon. If doing with some skill on your part, their casa will become your casa complete with free AC, TV, booze and food out of their ‘communal’ fridge. The only drawback with this is that you will need to look for and develop a relationship with other ‘slow’ people, as at some point, your current mark will finally wake up and kick your freeloading butt out on to the street!
Well, that’s three ideas. I’m sure there are lots more out there that you can explore as you amble your way through yet another summer in financial style!