After spending more than three weeks away from his scarf while vacationing in Italy, a Luxembourg City man has decided that it is time to put it back on, citing what he calls “a slight morning chill.”
Jean de Laine denies that he has an emotional or psychological reliance on “Chuck” – the nickname he gave his scarf – saying his decision was based solely on the science of cold prevention and neck protection.
“I know it’s still summer, when I woke up, the temperature outside was 17 degrees, and admittedly it had reached 19 by the time I left to catch the bus, but for many people in the world, particularly those living on tropical islands or working in the engine rooms of large ships, anything below 24 is considered terrifyingly chilly,” he said.
“And in some cultures, a naked neck is a sign that you harbor malice toward your neighbors and plan on stomping on their flowers, while in other cultures, it’s a serious fashion faux pas, punishable by mockery from the elderly and schoolchildren alike,” he continued. “And in the Middle Ages, showing off your bare neck was like taunting the village knight to test his sword on it.”
“I imagine,” he added. “In any case, I know that deep down, everybody desperately wants to start wearing scarves again but they’re all afraid to be the first one to make a move. Let me be that person.”