EXPLAINED: Guys Wearing Shorts During Idaho Winters
I wear shorts in cold weather. I’m one of those guys. Shorts are comfortable. I’d wear them everywhere and also to work if I could. Some people can’t seem to help themselves. Complete strangers will make comments. The snide remarks come from the witless at the lowest end of the gene pool. I believe the others are Democrats. Busybodies who need to control everyone else.
If You Don't Like Shorts Don't Wear Them
A woman mentioned my shorts this morning at the grocery store. It was 27 degrees outside. The store must have been 70. I walked from a warm car about 30 feet to go inside. I had multiple layers over my torso, arms, and a hat on my head.
I broke the quarantine to go to the store. My sinuses have cleared. I never had a fever or cough. It was over in three days. Before COVID, I would’ve worked through such a mild illness. Now, everyone gets a five-day vacation. We can surmise corporate America fears litigation.
The only symptom I had other than a stuffy nose was somewhat of a lack of appetite. It’s why I went shopping at 4:30 A.M.!
People Believe Cold Causes Colds
I didn’t encounter any dolts who told me I would catch a “death of cold” wearing shorts. How long is that old tale going to last? Colds, despite their names, are caused by viruses. I’m always shocked by how many so-called intelligent people still haven’t caught on. You can explain the science and some will just repeat the falsehood.
As for the shorts this morning, I told the woman minding my business that when I was a kid, girls still wore skirts and dresses to school. They walked a lot of days colder than what I woke up with this morning. The girls were very ladylike by the description of their clothes and, yet. They were tougher than most of the men I currently meet on the streets today.
This is adapted from an email I sent to friends this past Saturday morning.
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