RORY: Because it’s a charity rummage sale.
LORELAI: I know.
RORY: That you helped organise.
RORY: And volunteered to run.
LORELAI: It was very, very hot in that room that day; I was dehydrated. They could’ve talked me into anything.
An in-joke. The set for Patty’s Place, used in the show for town meetings, was extremely hot and stuffy for the cast. The writer (Elaine Arata) must have thought that if the town meetings in Stars Hollow really were that hot and uncomfortable, the characters might have agreed to almost anything just to get out of there.