Well, I actually did it this weekend. I wore shorts in public for the first time in many years. I don’t wear shorts for two very specific reasons. First, I don’t really like them and second, I have the whitest Canadian chicken legs you’ve ever seen!
Typically I only wear shorts when I’m on vacation in a hot foreign country like Cuba. This way, if the locals start to make fun of my serious lack of a tan and my seagull-like legs then I won’t know or understand what they’re saying. Although, I’m sure I’d clue in once the pointing and laughing started.
The heat this past weekend forced me to ditch the jeans and put on the shorts, which is not uncommon around my house, but in public it’s a whole other story. In my house I only have to deal with maple bugs laughing at my legs. I slipped the shorts on and went for a walk in the neighbourhood and surprisingly nobody laughed, pointed, or even snickered! Probably because they couldn’t even see my legs. They are so white right now they’re actually camouflaged with the concrete sidewalk. My guess is all they saw were my shorts, my shoes, and nothing in between.
I’m back into the the jeans today, but I have to admit the shorts felt pretty good in the heat this past weekend. Looks like we will all have to keep our shorts handy this week as temperatures for the next few days are expected to stay in the high 20’s and low 30’s. Here’s to the chicken legs!