In Seattle, many people don't have air conditioning. We just don't need it — the temperatures are mild most of the year, and in the summer we usually have one week of moderate heat that we manage to get through. But every couple of years or so, we get a massive heat wave. The rest of the country tends to scoff at our "heat." Many other cities and states in other areas of the country reach higher temperatures with higher humidity levels, and the Pacific Northwest tends to melt under far less pressure. However, people tend to forget my original point about the Pacific Northwest heat: we don't have air conditioning.