Coat Question

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

LOL Sandy!

My Strange Addiction.....lol 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?

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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: 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: 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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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 6:40am

He does wear it all day at his house too.   He puts it on as soon as he wakes up and it stays on all day.   He wears a coat all day at work (he works 2-3 days a week at a gun store since he retired).   I am going to try to get him on My Strange Addiction. 

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 6:47pm
Nice coat =).. Have you ever just put your own and the hood up ?? Just curious. Does he park his car in your drive way nose out- Sounds like he wants to escape ! Just kidding.. that sounds annoying..

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:49pm

Yes, I agree with you Tracy, it would make me uncomfortable. Does he leave it on at his house as well?  And he takes it off only when it's time to go to bed?  Strange!!!

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 4:55pm

He claims he doesn't.   I have a hard time snuggling down on the couch to watch a TV show with a man wearing a coat.   He doesn't put the hood up, but to me he may as well.   It makes me uncomfortable.  

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:35pm
He doesn't get hot wearing a coat inside??????????

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 10:45am

A hoodie or fleece pullover type of thing wouldn't bother me either.   Even a light jacket is fine.   But a heavier, thick jacket, even fleece, is a no for me.   Not inside.   Especially if you aren't cold.   These are coats he's wearing, a lot of the time with a hood.   They are heavier, designed to keep you warm when outdoors garmets.   

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