Monday, October 08, 2007

Don't They Know It's HOT?

I was out on my lunch time walk today (I'm attempting to take a 15-20 minute walk around lunchtime 2-3 times a week since I'm a habitual "eat lunch at desk" person) and as I'm walking across campus, I noticed oodles of college kids wearing jeans, long sleeved shirts and SWEATSHIRTS!

Are you kidding me?

I got back to my office and was svitzing due to the 90+ degree temps (and humidity!) and here are some kids in sweatshirts. Of course there were plenty of students wearing weather appropriate clothing and some girls wearing not quite enough clothing, if you ask me - but I couldn't get over how overly dressed many of them were.

I understand if you need to dress professionally for a presentation or work afterwards or if it was really chilly in the morning, but jeans and a sweatshirt when the temps were in the low 70's this morning at 7am??? Don't you read the weather forecast? Or maybe they were just hopeful that wearing more typical October garb would have the weather gods make a change in the forecast. I was hot enough in my sandals and short sleeved, summery dress. I can't imagine being trapped in a dark colored sweatshirt in the sun.

So college students, please check your weather forecast before you leave for the day. I'd hate to see you passed out from heat exhaustion along my walk tomorrow.

3 comments:

bracken said...

I don't usually wear sweatshirts but I do have to wear long sleeve shirts or jackets because no matter what the tempature is outside, my office and the bus are FREEZING!! Maybe that is what they are experiencing.

bracken said...

I don't usually wear sweatshirts but I do have to wear long sleeve shirts or jackets because no matter what the tempature is outside, my office and the bus are FREEZING!! Maybe that is what they are experiencing.

Christine said...

When I was in college, I was always amazed at how underdressed everyone was. It had to practically be snowing before most kids would wear jackets. Either way, it's weird, but they're undergrads- aren't they supposed to be weird?