It’s easy to spot the undergrads in this town; they are the ones who don’t wear coats.
(Ok, so it’s easy to spot the undergrads in this town for several reasons: they are the ones drunkenly yelling at past and potential lovers in the middle of the street, falling over in six-inch heels, cracking their heads on the pavement and being loaded into ambulances, wandering the PedMall in identically-dressed, gender-segregated groups, and swarming the bars like flies to a hyena carcass).
But also, THEY DON’T FREAKING WEAR COATS.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but um, it’s been a bit chilly this winter. All the sane people (non-undergrads) have been wearing pants under their pants and hats under their hats. I stopped shaving my legs for the extra warmth.
My hat was frozen to the ground for five days straight:
Even the trees had to wear sweaters:
The boys traipse around in thin button-ups, and the girls never have on more than a tank top. (Even the girls who are sane enough to bring a light sweater don’t actually wear it- they just sling it over their wrist as they shiver along with all their other tank top friends). Everyone looks miserable.
They actually think nobody will have sex with them if they are seen in a jacket.
I’m going to say that one more time: They actually think nobody will have sex with them if they are seen in a jacket.
When I walk past them on weekend nights, sporting my coat that is so bulky and warm that a friend has termed it my “astronaut suit,” I am never happier to be 27.
If I could impart just one bit of wisdom to these Millennials, it wouldn’t be to advise them to care for the environment or to warn that their student loan debt won’t pay off (or get payed off) or to caution against the dangers of combining vodka with six-inch heels.
I would simply say: wear a fucking coat.
People will still have sex with you.
I do some work with high schoolers, and this is totally true there too. I never felt my age (29) as much as when I openly gasped at a student not wearing a coat. Oh, the Youngs.
Living proof, right here. But if I hadn’t been wearing one, would there have been more? The road not taken…
Alas, we’ll never know…
I’ve been told they do this because if they wear a coat to a party and take it off it will get stolen, which makes no sense since no one wears them anyway. Maybe they only wear them during the day?
Haha, that’s a really good point.
Look up Georgies (people in Newcastle). It is against their religion to wear coats, seriously. It’s so stupid lol,
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It doesn’t snow from where I am, but it does tend to get chilly here when it’s winter time somewhere else in the world. I seriously laugh at kids who wear tank tops and shorts as if it were summer time when everyone else is wearing their jackets. It’s stupid.
Yeah, that’s crazy. Its funny to watch people here start wearing shorts and flip flops the second we get 45-degree weather.
I heard the same thing happens in London! People go crazy!