I am a car free full time bicycle commuter but sometimes I walk.
Today it was about 20 degrees and snowing/sleeting so I decided to leave the bike at work and walk home.
I am the type of guy who LOVES winter but refuses to be cold just because itís cold outside. I was wearing camouflage coveralls, my orange jacket that I wear biking, face mask (baca whatever) and my orange stocking cap on top of that. I have camo stuff because I hunt and the clothing is really warm.
I have to walk across a large university campus to get home. Tonight as I was walking this smug looking college student wearing jeans and a hoodie snickered uncontrollably at my clothing. I became embarrassed and took my hat and mask off and was cold the rest of the way home.
Should I be embarrassed? I sure look different than 99% of people out in the weather but I am warm as can be. This is not the first time this has happened to me....in fact people often make some type of comment about my clothing. People ask me if I am hunting college students, if I killed anything that day etc. It pisses me off and embarrasses me every time. Why cant people just be cold if they want to and leave me the hell alone.
Where in human evolution did being cold and looking cool become more important than staying warm?