I'm baffled by folks who wear shorts and a t-shirt in sub-freezing weather

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  1. Greggorios

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    I'm with you GoodTexan, I don't get it either. I started noticing it back in the late 80s, early 90s. I think it was a Gen X thing but not sure. To me, it just looks silly.
     
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    Late to this thread, but here's some people that had an extra bowl of stupid for breakfast. Last weekend some folks went up to one of our local glaciers for a little exploration. Here's an excerpt from the newspaper, behold:

    “There was this young couple in their 20s at the entrance of the ice caves when me and two friends came out from the caves,” Marrs said in a Facebook conversation with the Empire. “They asked me how it was inside and if they would have to crawl. I told them that it was beautiful inside, but definitely there were areas that they would need to crawl or crouch. The young lady entered and she fell, but she didn’t get hurt. She stood up and the guy followed her, but he also fell, hurting himself.”
    Marrs said that after the man fell down, he wasn’t able to stand up. She said it was obvious that he was injured because although he was conscious, he was not responsive and she said he looked very pale. She said he was only wearing shorts and a T-shirt."

    Absolute morons, yes? https://www.juneauempire.com/news/f...emergency-call-for-injured-hiker-at-ice-cave/
     
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    I've always tried to use full protection when blowing snow, after my buddy Bill tore up his foot with one when we were kids.

    I'm also prepared to put on all the gear and sweat if I have to, using a chain saw.
     
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    I don't think that wearing shorts and tees shirt was the problem. The problem was they should have stayed back at the hotel, (there was probably plenty to do back there) and left the sightseeing caves to the coal miners.
     
  8. Teleguy61

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    I live in eastern Massachusetts, and it is a local point of pride to wear shorts in 20 degree weather, always while holding an Extra Large Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee.
    How we roll.
     
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    No doubt about it, but are you comfortable with 2 barefoot dogs inside your underwear?

    It would make a lot of people feel hot
     
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    I wear shorts 330 days out of the year. "...I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin." All of that is true.
     
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    I used to work with women who'd wear shorts and a sweatshirt in freezing cold weather. It's like, it's cold enough for a sweatshirt but warm enough for shorts?
     
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    Boris Bubbinov. ...Chain saws are one thing as you are mere inches away from the chain. Snowblowers require you to walk around to the front of the machine and I believe the newer machines stop the auger when you release the handle, much like a lawn mower.

    Now with a lawn mower, I wear a pair of steel toed shoes after an old neighbour of mine almost lost some toes when he pulled back on it and it ran over top of his running shoe. It sliced thru the top of the toe cap and just missed his toes. I gave my son hell years ago when I saw him cutting the grass in flip flops.
     
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    Its currently -15° here w/o wind chill...which makes it around -25°. I'd love to feel some +25° temps.
     
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    I’ll wear shorts if it’s above freezing. Shorts and a hoodie and I’m good.

    And North Carolina is usually above freezing.


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    I am baffled by folks who wear shorts and a t-shirt period :confused:
     
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    My philosophy is that in winter you need to at least carry the clothes you’ll need to walk home when your car breaks down.
     
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    I don't understand an adult male wearing short pants, except to go in the water.
    Around here grown men wear shorts while riding motorcycles.
    I mean...if you're going for that Angus Young vibe...but it's supposed to be FUNNY.
    A grown man wearing shorts is funny.
    I don't even know what to think about doing it in the winter...that's probably some sort of genetic aberration.
     
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    ”I'm baffled by folks who wear shorts and a t-shirt in sub-freezing weather”

    Just another frozen weenie between two buns
     
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