I was just down there for two weeks and noticed the same thing. It made me want to punch each and every one of them. How can you live in a place where its in the low 70s everyday with no rain, and not have the top or windows down. It was insane.
Something about living in S. FL thins your blood, though.... as soon as it gets below 60, they break out their winter clothes. It also seems like everyone that I know who lives down there is either running their A/C or heater. They're never content to just open up the windows & enjoy the fresh air
I lived in Key Largo for a good many years. It rains almost every single day in the summer in south Florida, the humidity is overwhelming, mosquitos are the state bird, and the heat index is stifling. The only people you'll see in south Florida with their tops down in the summer are the tourists. That's the easiest way to spot a non-native. The winter is the exact opposite. It's the dry season in the Keys. It almost never rains in the winter. The mosquitos aren't near as bad, the temps along with the UV index and the heat index are down. THAT'S when you'll see the locals start dropping their tops.
Top down in the summer = massive sun burn and blood loss from the mosquitos.
Top down in the winter = fun.
You're not hardcore until you live in Barrow, AK and you leave your top down year round in your daily driven Jeep.
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...
Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........
I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
I know all about the weather there. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. Lived there for 25 years, was blistered to within an inch of my life in the upper deck at Dolphin's games, but I've got to tell you... There's no way in hell you would catch me with my top up between November and May. Rain starts in June, but even then, in the opressive heat, I'd ride with a bikini top on, and the ac going (if I had ac).
Living in north Florida I see Jeepers all the time with their tops fully on in spring & summer. I usually think they figure it's too much trouble to drop their tops or doors even take the doors off or maybe the ac has conditioned them to be a puss when it comes to heat. Now, I sometimes ride with the top up bikini style but the doors and windows will almost always be off in just a month or so all the way through October & possibly November.
My ac went out 2 years ago and I have no urge to fix it. I for one love the heat and can't wait until it's hot as hell.