Friday, August 16, 2013

You Don't Have To Wear Shorts

Rantoul, IL.

63 deg. mostly cloudy, N. winds@ 6 mph.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

This post is for the men and women out there that think that just because they're "Camping", they have to wear shorts.

You've seen it in CGs. The guy or gal with the lily white legs walking around with their new shorts on, looking very self-conscious. Have you ever asked yourself, "Why are they wearing shorts now, when evidently they never do at any other time"?

Some people seem to think that because they are "camping", and other people are wearing them they also have to wear shorts.

Not the case!!!!

If you like shorts, by all means wear them. The people that I'm talking about are the ones that wouldn't be caught dead in shorts at any other place than the CG. Why on earth would you wear them in a place where there are lots of bugs to bite your legs, strong sunshine to burn them and lots of  people sitting around in their lawn chairs, watching you be uncomfortable with what you're wearing?

In the case of the guys, I think that sometimes the wife has bought the husband a pair of shorts and suggested that he should wear them to go camping this weekend because they will be "nice and cool". Well, let me tell you, the husband is not feeling cool if he's not comfortable with the way he looks, those bugs are biting him or his legs are getting sunburned!!!!

And the ladies. Just because your friend, "Martha" is wearing shorts this weekend, doesn't mean that you have to. I saw a lady at a CG that had lily white legs and during their whole stay, she had a sweatshirt type jacket tied around her waist, partially covering her legs, even though it was quite hot.

My point is, wear what you're comfortable in. If you feel comfortable in long pants wear them. If shorts are your thing, wear them!!! Don't be influenced by others, and, just because you're camping, you don't have to wear shorts!!!!

Did you know that in much of Europe and North America during the 19th and early 20th centuries shorts were worn as outerwear only by young boys until they reached a certain height or maturity. When boys got older, typically around puberty, they would receive their first pair of long trousers. This produced the perception that shorts were only for young boys. Because of this, men would not wear shorts to avoid looking immature. Women tended not to wear shorts in most cultures, due to social mores, because they were expected to wear dresses, or skirts and blouses.


1 comment:

  1. I'm totally with you on that. Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Give me shorts during the summer, but I can't imagine Jim or Linda in them.