Today in strange group-buying offers for the UAE: The Snuggie

I just left Canada, Toronto specifically, where it was minus 15 Celsius and very snowy. Brrrr, a Snuggie would have come in handy. (And I have, while living back there, secretly coveted one). But as a Groupon offering in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates? I know it gets a bit less-hot at night in January, requiring a sweater or perhaps a light jacket, but seriously? I am wearing flip-flops right now.

Oh well, 17 people thought "Yes!" when they saw this and so and the deal is on people.

Comments

James O'Hearn said…
Only minus 15? Meh. That's only a hair past wearing shorts weather. That's why I loved living in Toronto. Never got as cold as Ottawa or Winnipeg....mind you Vancouver's got Toronto beat by a bit.

Why would the popularity of the Snuggie be a mystery? When I teach, my students get up in arms when I turn the temperature "down to freezing", or what the rest of the world refers to as 21 Celcius.

Anything below 25 to 26 C is considered dangerously cold out here.

Also, people raised here get sleepy when it gets cold, a result of going to sleep with the AC on. Whereas in Canada we tend to feel sleepy in warmth, for the opposite reason.

In a land full of shared beds, a private blanket is worth more than gold.
So true James. And that would also explain the guy I saw wearing earmuffs and a puffy coat once when it was about 15 out :)

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