Yes, You Are In Vegas But It’s Still Winter So Put On Some Damn Long Pants!
I don't know how it has come about that I have become the barometer for good taste or just common sense but I'm taking on this newest issue with the same vim and vigor I take on anything else that annoys the crap out of me. I can't take it anymore and while I'd like to tell you that it's only the tourists (or visitors, which is what I think they want to be called now - does everything have to be so damn politically correct?) but it is the natives as well (and it doesn't happen just here in Vegas). Yes, you are in Vegas but it's still winter so put on some damn long pants! - Don't Get Me Started!
I get that you are cool or that you're hip but guess what, the cheese stands alone on this one - none of us looking at you think you're cool or hip we just think you're a freak with no common sense. It's December and although it gets up to a whopping 58 degrees here there is still no reason for you to be wearing shorts or the dreaded flip flops. I like to be fashionable too but to be honest I don't know how your vanity is overruling the threat of hypothermia. Maybe it's an age thing but I doubt it.
Today I saw this guy with shorts on, the flip flops, a t-shirt and argyle sweater vest on. First, even as much as I loves me some argyle (the argyle looked three dimensional on this guy the way that it was popping out from his large gut) it's not so fashionable with the rest of the ensemble and second is the idea that the sweater vest keeps him cozy warm? This guy definitely is clothing challenged in my opinion. Based on his bad fashion sense I see no future for this guy sexually with a woman, man or even anything that requires batteries for that matter.
The other people that crack me up are the guys who wear the shorts but then have a hooded sweatshirt on and a wool beanie. Sometimes they are even wearing gloves. I don't know if there is a medical reason behind all of this, like they're trying to get someone pregnant and the doctor has instructed them to keep their balls cold or something but if you are cold enough to wear a hooded sweatshirt, wouldn't you think you would also want to wear some damn long pants?
Honestly, there are times when I think I'm just going completely crazy. I worked with a choreographer years ago who when none of us were getting the steps or grasping her concept she would look to the heavens and say, "Is it I Lord? Is it I?" And that's exactly how I feel about this issue. I feel as though I'm the only one who thinks it's stupid. (Of course as we all know that has never stopped me before, right?)
Here's the deal. It's winter wherever you are right now and it's winter here in Vegas too. This is not some tropical island where it's sunny and warm all year round. (Yes, I know this is a huge shock for many of you, especially those who are in the Midwest or believe the advertising campaigns that would make it seem as if every day it's at least 80 degrees here). And what's more we're here in the desert so that means that it not only gets very cold but also very windy. "Where the wind comes sweeping down the Strip" (bastardization of "Oklahoma!") So that's for all the people who are planning on visiting or live here. But I'm smart enough to know that this phenomenon is more wide spread (than Britney's legs) and is not an issue only here in Vegas.
I know there are places that get real winter weather complete with Jack Frost nipping at your nose while Joe College walks around in shorts with Jack Frost also nipping at his ass (but he probably has enough beer in him to not care) and just may like the whole biting of the ass thing. For the rest of you, get some damn long pants on and let's get with the program here, okay? Thank you all for your compliance!
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