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by Abigail Van Buren

Wife Takes Dim View of Husband's Habit of Going Shirtless

DEAR ABBY: My husband is in his mid-70s. We live in the Pacific Northwest. When the temperature is warm, my husband walks around the yard with his shirt off. He's not fat, but he's not thin either. He has gray hair on his chest. It looks awful and it's embarrassing. I think it's rude to the neighbor ladies who see him walk around like this. What do you think? -- AN EYEFUL IN WASHINGTON

DEAR EYEFUL: You may think an eyeful is awful, but unless your neighbor ladies complain, I'm advising you not to nag your husband about it. While you may find his gray chest hair unattractive, others may not find it offensive at all, and a man walking shirtless in his own yard is hardly shocking.

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