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Old 09-29-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Could be that she came from a warmer state, and that she did not have the money right away for cold weather gear.
Usually I see the people from warmer climates completely overdressing when it starts to get colder. Like, if you think you need a parka when it's 50 degrees, then February is going to a learning experience for you.

Mostly I just think students who are away from home for the first time don't have their moms telling them to take a jacket, and they don't tend to check the weather report before they get dressed in the morning. If it was warm and sunny yesterday, then it'll be warm and sunny again, right?
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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It's not just college kids that under dress. I was walking my dogs after work last week and it was really cold. I had a ski jacket on and some gloves when along came a grown man in shorts and a T-shirt. I asked him if he was cold and he confessed that he was. I just smiled and went on my toasty way. Common sense doesn't belong to every one.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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When I was at college back in the early 80's we had a three week cold front where we didn't get above zero. With wicked winds.

I (a senior) lived in a group dorm with four other girls (all freshmen) and NONE of them wore hats because it would wreck their hairstyles. I kept telling them they'd look pretty funny when their ears fell off from frostbite.

I also worked with a woman who refused to wear her seatbelt because it wrinkled her blouses.

My own mother was diagnosed with very advanced colon cancer and was given a few months to live. Although it wasn't an option, she told everyone she'd refuse chemo because she didn't want to lose her hair.

Since I'm not a man, and don't hang out with guys, I can't tell you any of the vanity guy things -- but I know they have them because my husband has a few.....

Vanity can make us do crazy things.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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LOL!
And maybe you should not whine and complain about her whining and complaining....
I could care less about her complaining, as I was busy doing something else that time. I just wonder why some people decide to come unprepared for the current situation, and then complain.

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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This situation is analogues to boarding the bus without a ticket, and complaining that the bus driver was mean because he forcibly evicted you from the bus.
Not really.
What you describe is an attempt at theft of services.
Wearing shorts is not that at all.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I was walking my dogs after work last week and it was really cold.
You should have been here last week. The low reached 37 F two days in a row, which is unusually chilly for September in NJ. It felt more like early winter than early fall at night.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Milton, Florida
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If I were that college student - I probably wouldn't want to complain. Most people would just take underdressing as a lack of forethought or common sense, if you don't know enough to put on enough clothes to be warm.

On the other hand, when I was college-age, I was very warm-natured. I wore t-shirts most of the winter, and often sandals. (I did live in northern Florida, not THAT cold.) But I simply didn't feel the cold like most people.

Last year, I had my cold-weather clothing packed away and got caught in unseasonably cold weather out of state underdressed. A lady going into the store with me asked, "Aren't you cold?" to which I simply answered, "Yes!"

But the most likely explanation is those kids might be used to a different climate and/or being told what to do.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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Because college girls are painfully insecure and seem to think that to get a guy you have to always show skin.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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I used to wear Keds canvas sneakers without socks...in the winter...in Minnesota...while standing in a snowdrift at the bus stop for 15+ minutes. That was the fashion and I was a stupid teenager!
I outgrew that, but some people never do.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: sumter
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they are stylin and profiling wanting to show their shape, build, figure, or clothing. my son did that when he was a senior in high school. everybody at the bus stop dress warm and he looks like he about to freeze all because he wants to show off that nice shirt.
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