Why do people walk around in shorts in Seattle?
Especially when it's cold and rainy out. I see people wearing shorts and t-shirts...
I mean, aren't you cold or just mentally stupid?
- 3 months ago
It's a drier climate so you don't feel the cold like back east. Even in wet Seattle!
- Not ApplicableLv 64 months ago
When my family and I lived in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, my teenage daughters determined there was a Northwest uniform in all but the coldest, or even rarer warmer, weather. It involved shorts, a long sleeve jersey, and sandals with socks. The colors were almost always dark: greens, blacks, blues, and browns. Sounds as if much hasn't changed.
- 4 months ago
"Cold" is a relative term with no specific temperature. What you might find cold, others may find to be refreshing and pleasant. Example: for me, an outdoor temperature of 17C is considered 'cold' to some but I find it very pleasant.
I'd politely suggest that you not worry about other people wearing shorts and t-shirts. It seems that you Yanks have about 8 gazillion other problems to worry about.
- conley39Lv 74 months ago
What's cold to you may not feel so cold to them. They're used to it.
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- οικοςLv 74 months ago
Just because YOU are cold does not mean that everyone is. When I was in New Orleans, I was walking around in shirtsleeves when the natives were wearing overcoats. I got my comeuppance when I went from there to Michigan and nearly froze off my cohones.
- better_off_hereLv 74 months ago
As someone who has lived there were kind of both.