Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I just discovered I have another pet peeve. This one is in the same family as the "You got some sun!" pet peeve.

If I have a fleece blanket in my lap and a hoodie jacket on, can't it just be understood that I'm cold? Do you really have to ask? Or worse, inform me that you're NOT cold and I must be sick, crazy or both?

It's fine to ask only if I'm not wearing anything to indicate I am cold or doing anything to warm up. For instance, if you see shivering or chill bumps, then you are allowed to ask if I am cold, but then you should have a sweater to offer me. And again - notice that I didn't ask you about your current body temperature; so please don't feel like you have to share. I'd rather you didn't.

Otherwise, note the jacket, note the blanket and move on. There's no need to turn this into a conversation that neither one of us honestly want to have. Unless I am allowed to start getting really creative in my responses. After all, if you're going to point out the obvious, why can't I?

"Oh my gosh, are you seriously cold?"
"Oh my gosh, is your hair seriously gray?"

"You CAN'T be cold."
"You CAN'T be getting any younger."

"I can't believe you're wearing a jacket today."
"I can't believe you haven't quit smoking yet."

"It's too hot to be all bundled up!"
"You're too old to be wearing that!"


  1. Wow. Is this pointed at one person in particular???? So did you tap out this post directly after he left your vacinity? funny.

    Good read.


    and yes, I am clearly as behind reading your blog as I am updating mine since I have made like fifteen comments in the last five minutes ...

  3. I love this post so much! I think I am the most cold natured person in the world but I am constantly so annoyed by people being shocked that I am cold in FREEZING cold air conditioned places!
    enjoyed it!


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