I’ve been doing gift wrapping for Sarge’s Animal Rescue at a local store, and I’ve noticed how few people actually wear coats any more. We’ve been having some very cold weather, and still 90 percent of the people that came by my wrapping table were not wearing a coat of any kind. One woman commented that coats were bulky, and hard to manage while shopping. That was after she stopped shivering long enough to actually speak!
That’s true, but I can’t help but think that the shopping mall is what has “killed” the coat. People are used to shopping in a climate controlled atmosphere, so so don’t remember to wear something warm when actually on the street. Against all odds, the downtown of Waynesville, NC, where I was wrapping, is thriving. With so many small towns all but shuttered due to business moving to strip malls and big boxes, Waynesville is a bit of a weekend destination and has lots to great little shops that cater mainly to tourists. It makes for a great Christmas shopping experience, but please remember the coat.
Posted by Inky:
If only there were more room in the coat closet!!
Posted by Holly:
I was out couple of weeks ago here in Chicago and you know what? It was about 20 degrees and kids are wearing JUST hoodies!
Have to say, I love coats and if I had more room, I’d have more of them. I cannot imagine going out without one. I bet there are only three months of the year when I don’t wear one.
Love that cat trimmed coat!