So it’s the first day of February, one of the coldest months of the year. To mark the occasion, here’s a tip for keeping your eyeglasses from fogging up when coming indoors from the cold:

Walk in backwards.

I have no idea why this works, but it does. It’s a trick I learned when I was a kid delivering newspapers in Lower Sackville. My glasses would always fog up when I entered people’s homes on cold nights to collect paper money. One night, one of my bespectacled customers suggested I try it.

People have been looking at me funny ever since.