Well I really need some help... I work at a univserity in the UK. For the past year maybe even two years I have noticed and have been completely baffled by a wierd fad. This 'fad', 'craz' or just general stupidity whatever you wish to call it is the wearing of shorts and flip-flops to university WHATEVER THE WEATHER as if you were spending the day on the beach!!! Please note this only seems to effect male university students and not the general population of the UK. If your a perpetrator of the the above obscurity can you please help me to understand what its all about? There is no beach anywhere near here (midlands - central UK), the weather in cold & shit, it has been for the past 6 months at the very least. Does this make you look cool? Well at the very least in your own eyes? Does it enable you to pull chicks? Are you students generally so poor that you can no longer afford full length trousers and foot wear that actually covers your entire feet? Have you now reached such a high pinnicale of knowledge that you know somthing about this clothing combination that I dont? Why is it that while dressing this way you all seem to be thinking in your derranged minds; "I'm the dogs bollocks" or "Just look at me, thats right Flip-flops and shorts! ooo right". My opinion of this is that you all look like fucking morons. Quite simply there is no beach here, no surf, infact nothing that would make anyone want to dress that way at this time of year. Help me understand - I, at the very least, need to know if I should carry on giving you my pitty or if I should just be laughing & pointing at you because of your obviously metal problems.