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From: Bruce <Bruce@invalid.invalid>
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Subject: Re: Paris trip is on
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2023 09:17:01 +1000
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On Sun, 16 Apr 2023 18:30:03 -0400, Michael Trew
<michael.trew@att.net> wrote:

>On 4/15/2023 7:22, GM wrote:
>> France - they still use squat toilets and don't believe in air conditioning...
>
>Well, if you want to get technical, a "squat toilet" is designed the way 
>your body is designed to expel excrement.  It's not a pleasant topic for 
>a food group, but your colon is pinched off when in a sitting position.
>
>The Europeans are smarter than us... or at least, less wasteful.  Air 
>conditioning is an unnecessary waste of electricity in most climates. 
>I'll give Ed a pass in Florida, but from the mid-west up, A/C is 
>entirely unnecessary, unless a medical condition dictates otherwise. 
>You'll freeze to death up here in the winter without heat, but 100 years 
>ago, people seemed to survive without A/C in the summer -- in all climates.

Our climate is a lot like Ed's, but I don't need A/C in summer. I do
need it in winter.