Fashion of Denial

It was surprising and a bit disappointing. I had been back to the East Coast expecting chilly air that will freeze me to the bone. Instead I ended up carrying my coat and watching people around with a weird feeling. It was definitely more than fifty degree (Fahrenheit, not Celcius, this frigging country has successfully brainwashed me) and most of them were either wearing overcoats, cashmere sweaters, or thick layers of shawl around their neck.

What happened?! It's not THAT cold and if not for the yellow and red leaved trees one can easily mistake this as spring time. They must've clothed based on the calender, not their climate sense.

I suspect it's some kind of denial. Washingtonians seem to be too afraid to admit that winter is getting warmer and warmer. And by putting on outfits that should actually go for lower temperature, they can assure themselves that winter this year is no different to the previous ones.

Creepy. The town must've turned Republican in only a week. Fenty's fault, Fenty's fault.

5 comments:

-Fitri Mohan- said...

buat aku yang emang nggak tahan dingin ini, musim gugur aja udah sanggup bikin aku pake longjohn dan dobel2 kaos. kulit udah nglethek. ndeso wis pokokmen.

yang punya said...

bukan sampeyan sing ndeso kok mbak. barusan aku debat sama temen sini, bule asli-sli-sli, soal kenapa orang dc tambah cemen, baru segini suhunya udah pake overcoat dll. katanya dia: "loh, kan anginnya dingin???". berarti mungkin akune sing uaneh. kelebihan lemak penyumbang kalor penghangat tubuh, hehehe..

aviechu said...

Iya euy, nggak dingin ya??? Cieh belagu.

yang punya said...

iya nih vie, semakin bule saja daku.. kikikikik...

NewZulfi said...

When Gore visits DC to meet BUSH, there must be climatic effect..I was in DC 3 weeks back and climate was 50F, but cold winds made it less then 42F..