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The Plight of Winter Short Wearers

by ida patton

 

       Winter is a time of celebration and feasting. Besides all of the obvious positives of winter, there also comes a few negatives including below freezing temperatures, ice storms and wearing so many layers you leave your house looking like the abominable  snowman, after he gained a few pounds. Even worse than wattling out of your house, are the people who decide to wear shorts and tank tops on cold winter days. Of course the common excuses are always listed; “but my cars warm,” or my personal favorite, “but our school is always warm during the winter.” Well clearly those who believe they will be safe from Missouri’s winter wonderland inside of the cozy halls of South, are clearly mistaken.

    As we walked/wattled into South after an incredibly chilly weekend, we were all simultaneously greeted with a cool 40 degree temperature in most of our classrooms. Although the classroom temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the high 40s, one thing remained constant; gloves, scarfs and coats over shorts. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the thought process of someone who wears shorts on a day like Monday.

    “First off, I don’t like blue jeans or wearing pants at all. Second, the ladies love my leg hair,” said Chase Whorton, freshman.   

    Woah there cowboy back up a bit, besides the obvious fact that it is extremely cold, no scratch that, freezing outside, you’re also begging for the plight of a common cold.

    The reason for the below comfortable temperatures at South was fairly simple.
    According to Judy Kelley, secretary, “[The temperatures inside South] were caused by a power surge.”

    A simple power surge left the students at South wondering when the heat would ever return.

    Hannah Emerson, sophomore, said, “My class rooms were all incredibly cold, I just wanted the heat back on.”

    Even though Emerson desperately wanted a source of warmth, she also is a winter-short-wearer.

    Maybe just maybe, if Emerson and Whorton would have rethought their morning dressing rituals or perhaps worn a coat, they would have been unaffected by the lack of heat within South. A word to the wise; don’t dress to impress the ladies and most importantly, be smart don’t wear shorts in the winter. 

Winter is a time of celebration and feasting. Besides all of the obvious positives of winter, there also comes a few negatives including below freezing temperatures, ice storms and wearing so many layers you leave your house looking like the abominable  snowman, after he gained a few pounds. Even worse than wattling out of your house, are the people who decide to wear shorts and tank tops on cold winter days. Of course the common excuses are always listed; “but my cars warm,” or my personal favorite, “but our school is always warm during the winter.” Well clearly those who believe they will be safe from Missouri’s winter wonderland inside of the cozy halls of South, are clearly mistaken.

 
    As we walked/wattled into South after an incredibly chilly weekend, we were all simultaneously greeted with a cool 40 degree temperature in most of our classrooms. Although the classroom temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the high 40s, one thing remained constant; gloves, scarfs and coats over shorts. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the thought process of someone who wears shorts on a day like Monday.

    “First off, I don’t like blue jeans or wearing pants at all. Second, the ladies love my leg hair,” said Chase Whorton, freshman.   

    Woah there cowboy back up a bit, besides the obvious fact that it is extremely cold, no scratch that, freezing outside, you’re also begging for the plight of a common cold.

    The reason for the below comfortable temperatures at South was fairly simple.
    According to Judy Kelley, secretary, “[The temperatures inside South] were caused by a power surge.”

    A simple power surge left the students at South wondering when the heat would ever return.

    Hannah Emerson, sophomore, said, “My class rooms were all incredibly cold, I just wanted the heat back on.”

    Even though Emerson desperately wanted a source of warmth, she also is a winter-short-wearer.

    Maybe just maybe, if Emerson and Whorton would have rethought their morning dressing rituals or perhaps worn a coat, they would have been unaffected by the lack of heat within South. A word to the wise; don’t dress to impress the ladies and most importantly, be smart don’t wear shorts in the winter.

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