My Thoughts on Wearing Shorts and a T Shirt in Cold Weather, and a Reaction From One Unamused Woman.
I love in a suburb of Portland, Oregon and wear shorts year round. Usually t shirts, too. At the most I add a hoody.
- •One day a couple of years ago it was about 35 degrees and snowing lightly. There was maybe an inch of accumulation on the ground.
- •I had gone to a store. It was warm in my house and I'd blasted the heater in my car, so I'd taken my hoody off en route to the store.
- •I parked 20 feet from the entrance so didn't need my hoody. In I went, got my stuff and came out.
- •A woman was walking from her car to the store and looked at me.
- •She was wearing fur-lined galoshes, jeans, a sweater under a huge parka, a stocking cap, a thick, long scarf wrapped around her neck and ski gloves.
- •I was wearing tennis shoes,, ankle socks, cargo shorts, and a t shirt from Maui.My uniform.
- •She stopped walking, looked me up and down and said "Oh, very funny." And walked away.She was not laughing.
- •This was somewhat of an extreme reaction. It rains a lot in Portland and I rarely have a raincoat. People look at me like I'm an idiot.Don't even get me started on umbrellas. This is not the east coast. We don't need umbrellas over here.
- •But really, it's always warm in the house, warm in the car, warm at work or a store. I can handle waking for thirty seconds in cold or rain. I don't need to bundle up to walk to the car.
- •If it's cold out and I know I'm going to be outside for more than ten minutes I'll wear long pants and a jacket. A hat and gloves too if it's really cold.But tbh, possibly still shorts.
- •And if I'm being completely honest I'll admit that I get claustrophobic in long pants. I get to where I just want to rip those mothers off!
- •Hey, @LongStoryLonger What's your take on this issue?