Coat Question

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Registered: 04-01-2002
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: 02-12-2002
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 6:51am

Only way it would be ok with  me is if there was no heat in the house or we were eating outside.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 8:03am

I do have a furnace.   And it was on.   My house was 68 degrees yesterday.   And we ate inside.  

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 8:11am

If it were a fleece or hoodie, it wouldn't bother me.  By the looks of the picture it wouldn't bother me either way.  If it were a big puffy, winter coat, that's a different story.  I always take off my coat when I go somewhere.  I don't like the constricted feeling of a coat.  But if I was staying somewhere for a length of time, I would take it off, no matter what the weight of the coat was.

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Registered: 06-29-2007
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 9:51am
If it were a hoodie or a fleece like the one pictured it wouldn't bother me. A big heavy winter coat, that would be rude to me too...

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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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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 - 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: 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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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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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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