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Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate Winter

It’s the time of the year when everyone’s favorite conversation is “Ahhh, finally! Winter!” and “DAMN. I’m not emotionally ready to wave good-bye to the summer.”

As for me, I’m a summer person. I hate winter because:

1. It’s pitch black by 5:00. I like my sun, thank you.

2. My winter allergies are back. According to my immunologist, I’m allergic to pine trees, and they bloom in winter. Waking up every day with a stuffy nose sucks.

3. I can’t wear my skirts no more.

4. Driving with fogged up windows is just awful.

5. You are now confined to living rooms, the insides of cafes and restaurants, and other stuffy spaces.

6. Waking up in winter is a 100 times harder than waking up in the summer. Getting out of the warm air pockets of the bed is HELL.

7. My glasses constantly get fogged up.

8. The flu.

9. I grew up in the desert. 20 degrees was my winter. The 5 degree-nights of Amman are like living in Antartica as far as I’m concerned.

10. Winter clothes suck. They “inhale” all kinds of bad smells and are not as machine-washing friendly as their happy cotton summer counter parts.

Are you a summer or a winter person? If you’re a winter person, you must enlighten me with your Top 10 Reasons Why You Love Winter.

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31 Comments

  1. j

    i hate winter it’s bad for alot of people with health problems

  2. RON PAUL FOR PRES

    i hate winter so much!!! I love summer and I dont have air conditioning… It is amazing I love it when its like 95 out!!

    why i hate winter:
    1. ITS COLD
    2. DRIVING ACROSS UNPLOWED ROADS (Super dangerous!!)
    3. RUNNY NOSES
    4. CANT WEAR CUTE SUMMER DRESSES
    5. CANT WORK OUT OUTSIDE AND GO FOR LONG BIKE RIDES AND PICNICS
    6. IT GETS DARK BEFORE I EVEN GET HOME FROM WORK
    7. IT GETS DARK WHEN I GET UP. IVE FORGOTTEN THE COLOR OF MY HOUSE.
    8. CANT ENJOY THE BACKYARD AND HAVE TO BRING THE ANIMALS INSIDE
    9. EAT LOTS OF JUNK FOOD AND GET FAT AND MISERABLE
    10. FALLING ON ICE IN FRONT OF PEOPLE
    11. CONSTANTLY HAVING RAW RED HANDS
    12. THE WAY HERE IN CHICAGO IT GOES FROM SUMMER TO WINTER IN ONE DAY
    13. CAN NO LONGER OPEN THE WINDOWS IN THE CAR
    14. THE DEPRESSION THAT SETS IN FROM NOT GETTING SUNLIGHT
    15. THE WAY I FEEL HAVING TO GET OUT OF A WARM BED OR SHOWER INTO THE BRISK COLD AIR
    16. THE WAY MY HAIR FREEZES BECAUSE ITS SO COLD.
    17. I MISS GOING SWIMMING IN THE CREEK

    18. I MISS EATING FRESH FRUIT
    19. I MISS MY GARDEN
    20. I MISS BEING ABLE TO LAY OUTSIDE WITH A BOOK

    oh shoot. thats a lot more than 10 things. Well that is because winter sucks.

    Here are my survival tips :
    1. get palm trees. put them all over your house
    2. get space heaters. when nobodys home, crank them up, get in your bikini, and relax on a lawn chair in your living room, while listening to caribbean music.
    3. put seashells and summery pics everywhere.
    4. GO on vacation. This winter I am spending partially in Barbados and Florida. Yippee :)

    the ONE thing I love about winter? Its not too hot for hugs! :)

  3. Ken

    I agree, I HATE WINTER…

    Living in Minnesota, it gets absolutely brutal here. 6 months of winter:
    -cold
    -ice
    -bad roads
    -salt ruins your car
    -muscles get super stiff and create really bad back pain
    -standing in line freezing ass off for the stupid city bus because of having to work downtown
    -snow, snow and more snow+hate for snow=sucks
    -and like everyone said, lack of sun. I love my sunshine!

    Once my wife decides to hurry up and get done with school, we’re outta here to warmer climates. My body just can’t take this abuse anymore. Anyone who loves winter for 6 months out of the year while having to be outside in -20 degree weather is freakin nuts.

  4. Anonymous

    Thank you very much :)

  5. I hate winter in mid-Italy because here we have a lot of humidity and during winter it’s even colder than it would be in a dry place. I can’t stay outside much, being an outside person I hate staying in confined spaces. I also hate there’s so little sun time: there can be an entire week with NO SUN AT ALL. It literally sucks the life out of you.

  6. SUMMMER!!!!.. i fkiing hate winter!
    1. ugly clothes
    2. hard to get up
    3. Gloomy,dark and wet…you feel depressed..like its always night
    4. u get fat.. and lack motivation to exercise..
    5. u dont wanna exercise cus no ones gonna see ur shape with all those ugly puffy jackets on.
    6. Gets DARK sooo damn early
    7. Morning seeems to come so late and even when it comes its gloomy
    8. Stuffy places.. u are stuck indoors…and heaters can really cause some serious nausea!…
    9. u dont wanna move!
    10. it rains a lot in winter where i live….and i fking hate the rain.

  7. hahaha exactly the same thing with me

  8. woaa i feel ur pain!

  9. I dont like winter… u get fat… u always feel sleepy…u have no motivation to work out…and the clothings are soo unattractive..puffy this puffy that!..they look like marshmallows.

  10. Youssef Hesham

    Im from Egypt too, and i hate the winter because u can never where clothes that u love. and u r stuck with jackets all season. I hate the cold, because i barley ever do anything during the winter, and since they dont have a winter season at my soccer club, I cant really practice.

  11. Sam

    I love winter. Summer gets me down, Spring gets me down and Autumn is mutual. I enjoy the coldness, ice, frost, snow and breeze. I love it do much it’s reached strange. But this is due to my Wintry personality and My element being ice

  12. Blaaaaaaaa

    I wish I live some where, were the weather was warm enough to rain in the winter. And if it is warm enough here to rain, it freezes over leaving a frigging wonderful ice rink to drive/ walk on. I hate the snow, I hate shoveling the snow, especially when the snow plow blocks ur driveway in, try shoveling that stuff. I hate the layers, the heavy jacket, the mitts, the scarfs, the hats, the boots. I hate waking up in the dark and going home in the dark. I hate scrapping ice off my windshield. I hate it’s too old to anything with out lugging ur heavy jacket into a overly hot store. I hate getting out of my warm bed. So in summary I HATE WINTER..

  13. James

    I hate winter too lol.

    I want to run/train/ride outside and not in a gym.

    Darkness sucks.

    Ok no mosquito malaria or insects.

    I hate the cold. If it was 20 degrees C in winter, I would be happy.

    At least winter makes you appreciate the summers :)

  14. Schmeckpeper

    For all you winter haters why don’t you quit your whining save all your pennies & move to where it is warm. Obviously there is some other more important thing that is keeping you where it is cold otherwise you wouldn’t be where you are. Be it family, a loved one, money (your job), those are the trade you make for staying when winters come. Shut up or move out. There are plenty of places that don’t have snow come November to March, just go there & leave those of us here who don’t mind the winter wonderland. We will outlast all your thin skinned, snow hating, sniveling nosed crying anyway as we are embracing the winters & all its wonder it will empower us to outlast your cold hating hearts.

  15. larry shelton

    I hate winter with a passion. winter is great if you are bipolar and want to kill yourself. perfect time, grey, gloomy, dreadful, depressing, rainy weather.
    summer is full of life, happiness, great music, the beach, bikini’s, half naked girls, water skiing, long walks in the woods, mountain climbing, and etc. Just a wonderful living time. pure sunshine and warmth.

  16. rob b

    I hate Winter too, I just gotta rant about it sometimes when it really gets to me like now. Everything is like the person above said. Gray, dark, and depressing. Nothing feels alive. I would also like to think only very unpleasant, boring (and possibly fat) people like Winter. Spring when everything is comfortably coming back to life and Summer when everything is as lively and colorful as ever.

    I hate snow. It’s ugly and ruins everything you want to do. “Man I can’t wait to go here tonight!” *all of a sudden snow everywhere and weekend is ruined* “Never mind, guess we’ll just go another time…”

    I hate the cold. I have a very cold sensitive body and it locks up when temperatures get below 50 degrees. When the temperatures really start to drop in later Fall even sleeping becomes a struggle because of how cold sensitive I am and how my room is very cold. There is just no way to get warm without someone to cuddle with which makes me even more depressed as it is. The only warmth I feel is that still uncomfortable artificial warmth from a heater. I hate artificial heat, it just doesn’t doesn’t feel right when it’s coming from a machine or furnace. I also love doing things outside. I work outside, I relax outside, and I enjoy the outside even as I’m inside during the Spring and Summer. Being an active person and cold does not mix. The cold traps me inside, my body slows down, and I even start eating a little more just to feel more comfortable on days when I can indulge but even my enjoyment of food is limited because of the cold making my body so uncomfortable. Life becomes so painful and hard when it’s cold. Winter is not “comfy” in any way to me.

    Winter makes me sick. I am someone with a very good immune system but even someone as resistant as me breaks down often. Runny nose, sore throat, and headaches. Being stuck inside so much, exposed to so much artificial heat and being around other people much more often ruins my body and mind too because I need my space and being around people I also don’t exactly like so much more is even worse for me mentally.

    The ugly clothes. I don’t know where some of you people get the ideas that bulky Winter clothes look or feel good at all. In my closet and drawers I only have a handful of clothes. T-shirts, jean shorts, jeans, and for little colder temperatures sometimes I got some hoodies. I’m even wearing shorts and t-shirt right now because I hate the way bulky clothes make me feel.

  17. MGH

    Hear hear! It’s so very unhealthy. There is hardly any sunlight, and when there is, it’s freezing outside, so I end up getting sick and spending the rest of the time in bed and in hot baths (for which I feel blessed: I lived in a times and places where I didn’t have that option). I suppose the only thing winter is good for is doing some work indoors. But frankly, the grayness and lack of outdoor activity makes me depressed, so I don’t really feel like getting out of bed in the morning and I am less productive and without incentives. I normally like to reward myself by hiking, swimming, walk… In this weather, by evening, like at this moment, I am irritated beyond explanation, and don’t feel like sharing that shit with another human being, because it’s not anyone’s fault. That’s how I found you, dear winter grayness-hating community. Thank you!

    Schmeckpeper, that’s exactly what I plan to do, thank you very much. Hopefully, I’ll be swimming in the 78F ocean at sunset while you scrape ice off your windshield some Saturday afternoon soon enough.

  18. imho

    I absolutely HATE winter! Summer all the way! <3

  19. Frank

    Totally agree with this post. Summer, spring and even early fall rock, while winter has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Driving on icy and snowy roads sucks, trains are often delayed due to weather conditions, nature (apart from some birds and mammals) is pretty much asleep, it’s pitch black outside before five o’clock and getting up in the morning is a bitch. Besides that, the only winter sport that is worthwhile watching is hockey. But since hockey is played indoors, you can watch it pretty much all year round.

  20. Name

    It’s not really winter that I hate. It’s the coats. So I never wear them (Thumbs up)

  21. ashol

    i hate winter i want global warming to kick in and make winter time a thing of the past.

  22. ashol

    in wintertime the ladies don’t show any sexy skin i hate winter.

  23. Mr.Smith

    I hate summer, but I LOATHE winter here’s why for both:

    Evils of Summer:
    1) Allergies, I’m allergic to this entire ******* planet!
    2) I’m of Irish, German, British, French, Italian (Northern Mountains), and Austrian decent which means I’m like a Vampire, where others tan and possibly turn slightly red I do not…
    3) work outside as a Cart Pusher, this means #1&2 are magnified for me…
    4) Sun is too bright

    Beauty of Summer:
    1) Sun is so warm
    2) No ice
    3) walk outside barely clothed and be warm
    4) Do not have to bundle up outside

    Terrors of Winter:
    1) Ice
    2) cold
    3) no body is safe driving (not even a teddy bear or moose or Godzilla!)
    4) I’m 6’5″, I do not walk on ice with ease

    Beauty of Winter:
    1) Snow
    2) Huddled up inside with special someone and hot cocoa

  24. Roger

    The top reason I hate winter: I have an apartment in West Palm Beach, Florida and I can honestly say it was the best thing I did. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida for 6 months and I live on Long Island for the other 6 months. For one thing I don’t have to wear a jacket, hat, gloves and snow boots and other things. Living in Florida for 6 months during the winter is great all I wear are shorts and a tee shirt. Yes it get’s about 60 degrees down here in West palm Beach, Florida and I don’t have to worry about getting rid of the snow off my car. One more thing when are all those crazy New Yorkers going to move down to Florida.

  25. Ana

    My reasons for completely hating winter are winter clothing,lack of sunshine, and cold,obviously.I love my skirts,dresses,shorts,sleeveles tops,t-shirts,I love the sun,the warmth,my flowers,summer thunder storms and rain,laying on the earth,the green grass,I love the freedom and relaxation.
    Only two things that are good about winter.Lack of bugs and the snow.I really like the snow.And now,october it’s almost here,winter is on its way,and I’m terrified.How on earth am I going to survive another winter? :'( I wish I could live somewhere like Florida or Carribeans,summer all year,those are places for me.I hate winter,I just hate it.Winter clothes are so damn uncomfortable,and I hate the cold,and the lack of sunshine.I want summer back!!
    Summer all the way <3

  26. I think all this “I love winter because you can be all cozy” is a woman thing, or at least, you’ll seldom hear a guy admit that. I really don’t understand, how as short as life is, why sitting on your ass watching TV and “being all cozy” is anything to long for or be proud of. If one were to write their own epitaph, would they prefer “I am so glad I spent as much time as possible inside by the TV and fireplace drinking hot chocolate and being cozy” or instead, “I am glad I lived life every minute in daring adventure and exploration.” Winter is the season of death and sickness, when people hole up inside and get fatter and fatter and whiter and whiter and sicker and sicker, numbing their brains on stupid television and the four boring walls around them. Summer is the time for daring and adventure, when I hike the endless beaches along the Gulf Coast, drink in beach bars or a boat and pen ideas for my next novel or album, and revel in the magnificence of the warmth and sun and Gulf Coastal winds and the smell of the salty sea. Ahhh, the life of a pirate! As for “being cozy,” well, I’ll be plenty cozy once I’m dead. In the meantime, you can have winter and all of the lazy and useless time-wasting nothingness that goes with it. Life isn’t meant to “be cozy.” It is meant to be lived with gusto and daring and adventure.

  27. Bridget

    I hate winter driving and sub zero temperatures outside! No matter if that hairy little bastard aka the Groundhog sees his shadow, we will still have 6 weeks of this crappy weather!

  28. Jake

    OH MY GOSH! YOU GUYS ARE ALL SISSIES BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STAND HAVING IT BE COLD FOR JUST A FEW MONTHS! STOP BEING SO UPSET THAT THERE IS A PART OF THE YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO WEAR A LITTLE WARMER OF CLOTHES. GEEZ!

  29. Thomas Kessinger

    I’m both a Spring and Summer person, definitely. I did love Winter when I was younger, but now I see it as a sluggish, dull time of year that I just want to end REAL fast. Winter in a small town especially sucks, because where I live, there’s no place to go and there’s hardly a thing to do. :/ Winter’s only fun during Christmas time (if we would ever get any snow during the Christmas season), but after that, there’s no fun or charm whatsoever. Gets dark too early and everything seems lifeless. Sure, if it’s a mild winter, then it’s not as bad, but bitterly cold like what we’ve been through back in the winters of 2014 and 2015, for example, say different. It’s also a complete nuisance having to get up earlier than usual to shovel snow (hate that chore) and having to worry about starting your car to warm it up. Summer may get hot, but at least there’s more to do and it makes you feel more alive.

  30. Donna P.

    Plows suck when they leave you a berm to come home to in the dark. Tired, sore, just want to get warm and eat. Now, shoveling a 3 ‘ snowed in icy, chunky driveway entrance so you can park off of the plowed street. I can drive in 8″ of fresh snow, plows screw it up. Just want to get in, build a fire, eat something hot and crawl in to bed. Duh, hate snow plows, city, county.

  31. Alan Keeling

    The things I hate about winter are: people who walk about dressed as though it’s summer, then the say that they don’t feel the cold. When it gets dark at 3.50 pm. Colds and flu.

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