Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cold Homeless

I ask this question not to be a smart-ass but just because I would like to be educated:

Do homeless people acquire lower body temperatures?

The other day, it was 95 muggy degrees in downtown Chicago and I saw a homeless guy at the gas station across from my office, wearing a coat. And this is not the first time I've seen this. I can understand the need or compulsion for someone without a home to have to wear everything he owns, but many times I have seen someone who I define as homeless or vagrant dressing far colder than the actual temperature.

So I'm just curious. Anyone?