How am I supposed to reply? Yes, I am cold. I am not a robot with no immune system, my skin cells weren't all destroyed as a child, I'm not a beautiful ice sculpture/snow queen/Narnian faun. I AM cold, but I don't care, so why should you?
Luckily being in America gives me the perfect answer to this question.
"Aren't you cold?"
"Nah, I'm from England"
Ah, England, the fabled land of constant downpours of rain and tea.
One thing I don't understand is how it is acceptable to look at my outfit and ask this. I don't confront people in neon-green tracksuit sets and ask them "Are you not blind?". Or people in flared jeans and ask them "Do you have a time machine?". Or ask people with square dark framed hipster glasses to see their prescriptions. Or go up to people wearing leggings and short tops and ask them "Are you that proud of your fanny?"*
Essentially, I think it should be made socially unacceptable/illegal to ask me this. Instead, everyone should simply pause, look at me, and whisper about how brave and strong I am.
I'm like one of those dudes who climbed everest wearing only rabbit fur and the skin of their fallen comrades.
In related news I'm off to Cancun for a week and therefore will be arriving in the only place that I can be described as modestly dressed. Also this means no blog posts for a while but hopefully plenty of stories to post when I come back. Like/comment/share on Facebook/follow, if you're into that.