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Friday, October 03, 2008
Summer may be gone but c'mon...
What is it with people in this town and scarves?
On Wednesday the temperature climbed into the high 70s but I spotted no less than four people walking around NW dressed as if it were mid-winter. They were covered in some combination of scarves, jackets and khakis while I was walking around in shorts and a t-shirt. Even weirder: on a warm night last week I passed a girl walking down Broadway in a full-length winter coat, dressed as if she was about to go Christmas shopping on a sub-freezing afternoon in northern Quebec. You can drive past the Crystal Ballroom on any given night this time of year and spot at least a half-dozen scarves up and down Burnside.
Maybe it's a fashion thing. Maybe these people bought all of this clothing a few months ago and they've been eagerly waiting for the winter months to arrive. Still, that's got to be uncomfortable. The only thing I can assume is that all of these people are recent transplants from Arizona and any air temperature below 75 is considered "freezing" for them.