...flipflops, shorts and T-Shirt? Really? There is still a fair amount of snow on the ground, but there is also a considerable amount of people who seem to think it's summer. Well, at least from a German perspective. Rule Number 1243 in Germany: Do not wear shorts and flipflops unless both of the following parameters can be answered with yes:
a) It is above 25 Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) and b) we are in the months between May and September
Since I live here, I have seen my nieces going to school in their tiny skirts without wearing leggings in cold November weather. I just met a friend today and he was wearing shorts and T-Shirt. So, are Americans more durable than Germans? Are they a tougher breed or did they have so many UTI's, colds and bronchitis during childhood that they simply got immune now?
I think there are two answers to that questions. With no doubt, Americans can't be tougher than Germans. So here is my explanation:
Americans drive their car everywhere. So all they do is leave their warm house for 4 seconds, jump in their car, crank the heating up and run into the next well heated store or to work. They really don't need to worry about temperatures outside so much.
On the other hand, I always knew it was rubbish that you get a UTI from wearing a skirt without tights or leggings (you get that from something completely different, just saying...). I never listened to my dad and left for school on my bike every day without my hat and hey, I am still alive. So summing up, I have to say, America gets a big plus for wearing flipflops and T-Shirts in February!