“I was so cold the other day, I almost got married.”
– Shelley Winters
There is a strange American phenomenon that has yet to be satisfactorily explained to me: the wearing of coats, or rather lack thereof.
Even when it’s freezing there will be hordes of people in shorts, opened toed shoes, and mere t-shirts, shivering in the biting wind. When the rain pours down, I seldom see umbrellas, just lots of people with their collars turned up against the torrent or huddled in on themselves in misery.
It’s far below freezing throughout most of the country, certainly in our University town – why on earth are these children wandering about half naked?