I work at a library around the corner from the local firehouse. Since we have all of two parking spaces in our driveway, the fire company kindly lets the library staff use its parking lot.
As I opened my car doors today to let the heat out before I headed home, a young firefighter walked across the lot.
"It's like climbing into an oven," I remarked.
"Try walking into a house fire," he replied with a smile.
That certainly put things into perspective.