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You Know It's Cold When Kenny Martin Wears Pants

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You Know It's Cold When Kenny Martin Wears Pants

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You Know It's Cold When Kenny Martin Wears Pants

You Know It's Cold When Kenny Martin Wears Pants

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Kenny Martin is a mailman working out of the Walled Lake post office northwest of Detroit. He wears shorts all year around. He gives the Detroit Free Press a simple explanation: "I hate pants." But this winter finally broke him.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Kenny Martin finally hit his limit. He's a mailman working out of the Walled Lake post office northwest of Detroit. Despite that northern location he wears shorts all year around. He gives the Detroit Free Press a simple explanation, quote, "I hate pants. They chaffe."

This winter finally broke him. He's put on pants on some of the coldest days though he still likes shorts and adds: I have a very high tolerance for pain. It's MORNING EDITION.

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