Shady Deprivation in Hoboken

Denying yourself Vitamin D with Shady Deprivation in Hoboken

I call this Hoboken Photo of the dayShady Deprivation” for a reason.

Take a look at this string of saps waiting for the bus (which originates from only a block away). It was a mildly warm day in the upper 80’s when I snapped this photo. But most of these people were cowering in the shade of the bank building adjacent to the bus stop. WTF?

Not only was it NOT an unbearable day – these poor people were depriving themselves of one of the most beneficial natural vitamins on planet earth: Vitamin D.

Why you would give up a free dose of “Vit-D” on a sunny early summer day is beyond me.

Shady deprivation in Hoboken as people get ready for their own self-influenced flu virus winter 2014

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5 Responses

  1. uptown11 says:

    Sounds a little racist. I would be careful…

    • HansBrix says:

      Racist? Really? [quote comment=”223398″]Sounds a little racist. I would be careful…[/quote]

    • iforgotmymantra says:

      You are one pointing out the races/ethnicities of the people in this photo, not Hoboken411. Are you sure you should not instead be contemplating why YOU saw that in this photo?[quote comment=”223398″]Sounds a little racist. I would be careful…[/quote]

  2. CW McCall says:

    Definitely not racist, but thanks for playing Eric Holder wannabe.

    I can’t speak for everyone, but personally, I melt once the temperature gets above 60. I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s just the way that I am. So I certainly don’t begrudge people for hanging out in the shade. The way I see it, yesterday was unbearably hot and muggy (for me. But not for everyone!).

    I get my vitamin D daily – either when I run or bike and when I’m out during lunch at work. I don’t necessarily think that standing waiting for the bus absolutely HAS to be when someone gets their daily dose. And from there, the bus station is much further away than one block. I appreciate the point that you’re trying to make (that it’s close), but it’s not THAT close.

  3. animal_lover says:

    411, there is a a major problem with Vit D deficiency and even roper acclimation to heat and humidity in this nation. A big part of the cause is the overzealousness of the sunscreen manufacturers.

    At the same time though, I would not venture to comment on deficiency in a small group on the sidewalk, particularly ones that take public transportation daily. That said even with acclimation heat tolerance vary quite a bit between individuals. I have even seen men walking locally with umbrella to protect them from the rays of the sun. It can be a little tricky to get the proper amount of vit D and calcium, plus keep ones temperature regulated and ones eyes and skin protected.

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