Temperatures soar and tops come off

Doncaster Free Press reporter Kate Mason.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1594LM
Doncaster Free Press reporter Kate Mason. Picture: Liz Mockler D1594LM

It’s amazing how much better you feel when the sun comes out.

And it seems like lately it’s a rarity in good old blighty so when we were blessed with good weather over the bank holiday weekend I was all for making the most of it.

A sunbather makes the most of the sun.

A sunbather makes the most of the sun.

So I dusted the sunglasses off got out my favourite summer dress and embraced the rays.

But my weather enjoyment was ruined by overzealous sun worshippers who insist on stripping off at the first sign of any sun.

The soaring temperatures must go to some people’s heads and affect their judgement of what is socially acceptable.

Some girls are guilty of flashing too much flesh when the sun comes out dressing more like they’re lounging around the pool on a desert island than striding round the shops.

Men are the worst culprits - parading around with no tops on just because the sun comes out is ridiculous.

And why is it never the good looking ones with the toned abs?

Instead it tends to be the slightly overweight middle-aged men who suddenly feel the urge to bake their beer belly in the sun.

Fair enough when you’re on holiday and it’s actually sunbathing weather but half of the time when these blokes are stripping off it’s not even that warm.

From behind the rims of my sunglasses I saw some disturbing sights whilst out and about.

I even saw one man who thought it was acceptable to do his supermarket shopping without a shirt on.

I felt like reporting him to the security guard.

I found myself asking how did he even get through the door in such a state of undress? Do Sainsbury’s have no standards?

I don’t want a half-naked sweaty man coming into contact with the fresh goods.

I practically had to run away down the meat aisle just to get away from him.

And it wasn’t just the supermarket.

It seemed like everywhere I turned some scantily clad man was spoiling the sunshine.

It was like a bare chest bonanza; seriously put it away boys.

If you’re barbecuing in the back garden fair enough take your shirt off but when roaming around the streets or in a shop I’m sure you are not going to overheat just by wearing a T-shirt.

Getting your guts out in public is not the way forward.

Although you may think you are just cooling off spare a thought for the rest of us who are subjected to it.

Things got so bad at one stage that I even found myself wishing for a bit of rain just to put a stop to the bare body parade.