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An observation

I notice that teenagers seem to think a sweater is sufficient against a torrential downpour. They are wrong, of course. I do not understand why they do not have raincoats or umbrellas or why their parents think cotton is somehow a deterrent to rain.

This got me thinking about myself as a teenager. I used to wear flip flops in all weather, including rain. But I always carried an umbrella or wore a raincoat. 

My unscientific conclusion is that teenagers remain a separate species from adult humans and have different environmental tolerance levels than the rest of us.

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rozae
Mar. 4th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
have different environmental tolerance levels than the rest of us.
Children seem to have this, too. When I was a child, I clearly remember frustrating my mother by insisting on wearing my winter clothes in the summer and wanting my summer clothes for winter. I also remember a 'fight' when I wanted to wear a sweater in 100 degree F weather. I lost that fight. ;[

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