You know how 60 minutes runs those awful stories about babies and children being locked inside a hot car?
You know how Oprah interviewed that poor woman who accidentally left her baby in the car and only had the realisation at lunch time?
And you know that meat video?
Matt Moran illustrates how a car in the sun quickly becomes an oven.
Last Friday, I was that meat.
It was the Christmas party for a school where I worked for most of this year. I worked with my mum, which probably indicates some kind of attachment issues. It’s a Catholic school so we were to first attend a Mass and then go to another venue for lunch.
I slept in, because, I always sleep in. And probably also because I was subconsciously trying to get out of Mass, but that’s another story.
I was running late, so once we got to the school in Western Sydney (which is approximately 15 degrees hotter than anywhere else in Sydney at any given time) all the undercover parking was taken.
As a result we had to park on an asphalt basketball court right in the middle of the playground. At this point, it was nearing 30 degrees.
I still had some mascara to apply so mum jumped out of the car because she was so excited about Mass, and I told her I’d be 30 seconds behind her. Or so I thought.