Yet the old dear on the left is dressed for winter. And she’s not alone in having a habit of wearing the same outfit whatever the weather.
It’s not the case that older people don’t feel the heat like we do: TV weather reports are advising them to ring NHS Direct for advise on dealing with the heat. A few years ago I was on a bus when an old man collapsed. Paramedics arrived quickly and loosened his jacket and tie. He was also wearing a jumper, shirt and — believe it or not — a vest. He’d boiled himself alive.
So why do old people dress so inappropriately? I suspect that, for many, fine weather doesn’t fit with their worldview. Inappropriate dress is an expression of their denial that the world is a much better place than when they were young.
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