Coat Question

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Coat Question
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 6:27am

I have a vent/rant. And I want opinion. Maybe I am just neurotic. Jeff is obsessed with coats. He won't take them off. We have been battling over this all winter. The cold snap we had this weekend stirred it up again.

He claims when he gets up, if it's 60 or below, when he gets dressed he puts on a coat. He zips it up. He wears it like a shirt. He does have on a shirt, it's not in place of a shirt, but he won't take it off. He will come over to the house and the coat will NOT come off. He watches TV in it. He eats in it. He says he loves wearing a coat and sees no reason to take it off.

I was raised that it was rude to wear a coat inside. To me it's a sign that he isn't comfortable, like he's just popping in for a minute and then leaving.

He was here last night for supper. It was 61° here yesterday. He was wearing a coat like this:

He has heavier coats and he wears those inside, all zipped up, too. Opinion? Am I being crazy by ranting to him about it and making him take his coat off?   Or would any of the rest of you be uncomfortable with a dinner guest wearing his winter coat at the table?


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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 6:43am

I totally agree with you, Tracy!  TOTALLY!!!

My mom and dad do the same thing!  Even when we go out for family breakfast, they both have their big winter coats on at the restaurant table and never take them off!  My dad is always cold because he takes blood thinners for his A-Fib and also he was burned really bad in a housefire when we were small so his skin is sensitive.  But, it still bugs me!   He always leaves his coats on... even when he has his winter underwear, t-shirt, dress shirt & sweatshirt .. all those layers under his coat.  In fact, I've taken pictures of him sitting in my living room with his coat on, his hood pulled up and covered in a blanket. 

If someone leaves their coat on in my house, I will say something about them taking it off... and I DEFINITELY cannot imagine cuddling up to my husband wearing a stinking parka!!!  I AM WITH YOU ON THIS ONE... ALL THE WAY!

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 6:49am
I like Renee's suggestion - put your coat on and leave it on. Oh wait! One question 1st. Does he like to unwrap gifts???

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 8:00am

LOL Sandy! unwrapping gifts!

Yes thats just plain weird Tracy!!!

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 9:27am

LOL Sandy!

My Strange lol lol lol lol

That is different though.....I'm pretty sure that would bug me too. What about when it starts to get hot out?