Here in the midwest it can get pretty cold. And when it gets cold, there is a strange phenomenon that I witness that continues to perplex me: Adults wearing shorts in the cold.
It is always men, usually in the range of teens to thirties, that participate in this rite. Is it some kind of "the cold doesn't bother me" machismo? It certainly can't be trendy, because they always look like dorks. Cold dorks. Unless cold dorks are trendy, but I haven't seen any on the covers of gossip magazines or on Extra so I doubt their trendiness.
To make this even more strange, the cold dorks in shorts are wearing jackets or coats. So they are aware of their coldness, even attempting to be warm by wearing a coat, but somehow it does not occur to them to simply wear pants! Stunning!