The 13 Worst Things About Miami Summer

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Office shorts.
Miami offices tend to have more relaxed dress codes on average than other cities, but now is about the time when we all start wondering if that dress code is relaxed enough to pull off shorts. Of course, you will end up seeing a coworker that you really wish you didn't see wearing shorts.

Office flip-flops
Nope! These are a no-no! And yet someone will assuredly still try to make it happen.

Everyone is out of town.
"So I was thinking that we could all get together for a picnic next weekend ... Oh Abby's visiting her ex in New York? Oh, right and Juan is visiting his sister in Spain all of June. Then I'm out of town in three weeks. Wait, isn't Lola going to Colorado after that? And Tom's at Disney in July. What about August 3? Is August 3 OK for everyone?" Then on August 3 it rains.

"Fashion" is near impossible.

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The glossy mags like GQ and Vogue suggest outfits like "Put a bright linen jacket over a patterned button-up and consider adding a statement summer silk scarf." Listen, layering in Miami is ill advised most of the time, and actually dangerous during the summer. We're just cutting the sleeves off old T-shirts and picking out basketball shorts in complimenting colors.

This is how much it costs to pay your power bill thanks to constantly cranking the A/C.

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fresco01
fresco01

Summer is great in Miami except for the rain.

Everett Hill
Everett Hill

Long winded statement Cutler Bay to say absolutely nothing.

Mahmoud Bryce
Mahmoud Bryce

Out central air bills run up non-stop.Ending up cutting at less three-days a mouth. Having to go out to do personal stuff or work whennit is very hot outside afternoon the rain.

Cutler Bay
Cutler Bay

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Tam Quil
Tam Quil

I have budget billing, a new ac I had installed last year... $250 Bill..go miami heat....

Danielle Curry
Danielle Curry

@ paula and @ozzy is it worth signing up for budget billing now, if my lease is up in november and we plan to move?

Ethan Oringel
Ethan Oringel

It's time for Solar Energy in the Sunshine State! Why is Florida (of all states) lagging behind so many other states on this one issue? Time for voters to kick out any Republican politician (ahem Rick Scott) who does not support advancing the ball on residential and commercial solar incentives.

Danielle Curry
Danielle Curry

my electric bill is ridiculous because the system is old and my landlord wont get a new one.....

Tehvul Garcia
Tehvul Garcia

What? We run our central air non stop 24/7 and our bill averages just $100.00. Then again our electrical system load is balanced so I'm sure that plays a big role..

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................IT IS WHY ANYONE WHO CAN LEAVE does leave

actually after a while it is the M O N O T O N Y of the hot dayz seeming never ending that mentally is a burden because there are precautions and common sense things you can do to survive and even persevere here

on dayz off run all your errands early and be done by 10 or so then stay INSIDE from 1 to 4 PM and again do out after 6 or 7 PM - park your car in SHADE or leave a window slightly OPEN

FIND the canyons of shade from high rise buildings - area that NEVER get direct sunlight

DRINK a LOT of WATER - stay hydrated all day

and best of all COLD SHOWERs and COLD BEERs

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

And the cockroaches. I only see them around my balcony during the summer. Barf.

Alba Lu
Alba Lu

Sheila Lilybeth Cordova Chantal Ximenez

Gracian L. Casas
Gracian L. Casas

What are you taking about? Summer is the best here everyone is half naked.. :)

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

The real #1 reason?

New Yorkers and other pussies complaining about the Summer

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