That is why you ALWAYS have to keep a bottle of vodka in your fridge and when it gets really cold
Thank you I will try it. I hope it will save me ;)
It will, believe me.
It's OK to have a tea with vodka at home to "warm" ourselves "up"
(I wrote "warm up" in quotation marks, because alcohol DOESN'T
warm the body up - it's a common myth) but you should never do it
outside or shortly before going outside in winter.
If you drink alcohol before going outside when it's very cold it's like if
you put a time bomb in your body. At first it will warm you up in the sense
that it cheats the termoregulation area in your brain
, so you think you're
warm, but you're not. What it really does is widening your blood vessels
and causing the faster cooling of your body. You don't feel the cold at first
but you are already freezing.
Of course Poles know that, but this is forum for foreigners mostly, that's why
we should sometimes be careful what we write, not to be misunderstood,
so some poor sod doesn't freeze to death after taking a "friendly advice"
on a forum.
So, to sum things up - the message to all foreigners in Poland who are not
used to low temperatures in winter:DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL OUTSIDE OR SHORTLY BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE IN WINTER.IT DOESN'T WARM YOU UP !