19 Things Australians Do Every Summer Without Fail
Is it even a day at the beach if you don't get a Macca's cone?
Posts a temperature shot on their story.
Eats a Zooper Dooper.
Goes to Kmart and buys a $10 fan.
Gets a 50 cent cone from Macca's.
Eats hot chips on the beach and spends the whole time protecting the goods from seagulls.
Burns themselves on the seatbelt thingy.
Goes to the movies or shopping centre, just for a bit of air con.
Gets caught in a summer storm.
Is trapped on a train that is so hot, it feels like it's travelling through the depths of hell.
Has the internal debate of whether it's best to sleep with the window open and endure the bugs, or sleep with it closed and endure the heat.
Steps in a patch full of bindis.
Starts a conversation with a stranger using the line "it's hot out there."
Eats a bowl of cherries in the sun.
Buys an entire tray of mangoes when they're on sale.
Listens to "In The Summertime" by Thirsty Merc.
Watches the cricket or rolls their eyes as someone in their household watches the cricket.
Pauses to pick the least-crushed flower off the ground under a frangipani tree.
Answers the question of "Do you have air con?" with the answer "Yeah, but we never use it."
And finally, buys a novel they've been meaning to read forever, takes it with them on every beach trip, swears that this is the year they'll finish it, reads a chapter and then forgets about it.
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