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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: at the end of a dirt road
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Default People who wear shorts in the winter

Does anyone else find this a little startling?

I know New Englanders are hardy, but I sill can't get used to the sight of people wearing shorts and sandals when there is ice and snow on the ground.

I've seen kids walking to school when it is below freezing wearing shorts, young women hanging out downtown wearing short shorts, and seeing guys at the local building supply store wearing baggy shorts when it is -20 F out is pretty common. Are these people part polar bear or what?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Does anyone else find this a little startling?

I know New Englanders are hardy, but I sill can't get used to the sight of people wearing shorts and sandals when there is ice and snow on the ground.

I've seen kids walking to school when it is below freezing wearing shorts, young women hanging out downtown wearing short shorts, and seeing guys at the local building supply store wearing baggy shorts when it is -20 F out is pretty common. Are these people part polar bear or what?
Polar bears would be one way to describe them I guess.. I prefer insane, but then that is just me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The Shire !
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Idiots without a clue of what the weather can do to you.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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I'm originally from New England but live in Oregon. The only places I noticed people wearing shorts, in New England during winter was around Colleges. Though now maybe more are into wearing them year round all over. I don't know. Seems in life some people just follow the crowd, and others are more individual. Perhaps wearing shorts year round is the current fashion statement. Personally I don't understand shorts in the winter.

I know here in Oregon I see it all the time and its not all that warm here. Just warmer than New England. I asked a few times why and the people seemed annoyed by the question. There was a man at a job I had that wore them all year, but then he also wore tank tops until he was told it was inappropriate.

I think wearing shorts in New England in wintertime, or any cold weather place is some sort of preference. I just don't understand. I think it would take a certain kind of personality, to wear them in winter. I think most people would quickly notice other things, about the person besides the shorts. However to each their own.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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what's the difference from women/girls wearing skirts? Some people are just hot all the time and prefer shorts.

Doesn't bother me.

Last week there were people skiing in shorts. It was 30 degrees on the mountain, but 40 in the valley. I don't have a problem with it. Guess they don't ever fall down.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I think it is dumb.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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I really could care less what people wear, I can also see where as long as someone's head/feet/chest/arms are warm- there legs could be as well- even if exposed. It holds pretty true when hiking as well (though in that case you better play it safe and have some clothes to throw on in your pack).
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Where has it been - 20 this year?
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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It holds pretty true when hiking as well!
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:45 AM
 
Location: :~)
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Wearing shorts is only the tip of the iceberg. I know them, what people call teenagers, they are known for countless thoughtless acts. Do you need one?
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