Snow stories: postman defies cold snap to deliver mail in shorts –
Snow stories: postman defies cold snap to deliver mail in shorts
A postman is refusing to let the freezing conditions change his daily routine of delivering the mail dressed in shorts.
Jason Urwin has vowed not to change the habit despite the severe weather Photo: NEWSTEAM
Jason Urwin, 38, has worn his uniform of blue shorts every day since he started work nearly four years ago.
He has vowed not to change the habit despite the severe weather, and was spotted trudging through the snow with bare legs on his rounds yesterday.
Mr Urwin, of Telford, Shropshire, said: "When I first started with the Royal Mail I did think it was cold and saw other postmen in shorts and thought what are they doing.
"But one year the shorts stayed on and then I just found it was my fingertips that got cold.
"I do get a lot of reaction from people asking are you not cold or are your knees knocking together, especially when it’s frosty or snowing."
Mr Urwin braved the arctic temperatures for four hours as he delivered to around 500 houses and businesses on his five mile round.
One of his customers, Dianna Young, 38, said: "It’s just weird in snow and ice seeing him in his shorts and he has been coming around for quite some years and I have never seen him in anything else.
"One day recently it was very frosty out and I saw him again in his shorts and it made me chuckle because he had every inch of him covered except for his eyes and his legs."
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