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Help me to understand someone else's idiosyncrasies........

I am taking an adult learning course. We're a class of 10. There's one woman who consistently wears a baseball cap and sunglasses throughout the class. As you can tell, I am not completely comfortable with that.

Perhaps some of you can enlighten me as to some legitimate reasons there is a need to wear sunglasses indoors. I don't think she is blind as she has no cane, no working dog and she doesn't move about in a tentative manner.

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I am taking an adult learning course. We're a class of 10. There's one woman who consistently wears a baseball cap and sunglasses throughout the class. As you can tell, I am not completely comfortable with that.

Perhaps some of you can enlighten me as to some legitimate reasons there is a need to wear sunglasses indoors. I don't think she is blind as she has no cane, no working dog and she doesn't move about in a tentative manner.
Here's my guesses, in no particular order:

She's a celebrity going incognito.

She thinks she's a celebrity going incognito.

She's got medical problems and wears a hat to hide her thinning hair and the glasses to hide the bags under her eyes.

She thinks she looks cute like that.

She's sensitive to fluorescent lights and wears the cap and glasses to keep the lights out of her eyes.

She's a shape shifting reptilian from the secret underground nazi base in Antarctica that hasn't mastered human style eyes and hair yet.

She's just getting off work in time to make it to class and doesn't have time to do hair and makeup.

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or shes stoned.
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Or drunk.

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Re: Help me to understand someone else's idiosyncrasies........

She doesn't need a 'legitimate' reason to wear a baseball cap and/or sunglasses indoors. They aren't illegal.
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Re: Help me to understand someone else's idiosyncrasies........

It is obvious, she is wearing sunglasses so she can undress all the other students (and staff) with her eyes, all without being caught ...
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She doesn't need a 'legitimate' reason to wear a baseball cap and/or sunglasses indoors. They aren't illegal.
I didn't say that I was trying to put her in jail.

I am sure that you pick and choose your friends and while they are engaging in legal activity, you may still decide to move on.
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Re: Help me to understand someone else's idiosyncrasies........

Are you taking the course to learn or are you trying to make friends? Why does her behavior bother you?
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Are you taking the course to learn or are you trying to make friends? Why does her behavior bother you?
I just don't like people covering their faces unnecessarily. this is why I am asking if there can possibly be necessary to do so.

I am taking the class for the subject matter not to make friends. So don't worry, I won't fail there.
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I just don't like people covering their faces unnecessarily. this is why I am asking if there can possibly be necessary to do so.

I am taking the class for the subject matter not to make friends. So don't worry, I won't fail there.
Some ideas:

Perhaps she is in an abusive relationship and wears the glasses all the time to hide the occasional bruised eyes.

Certain medical conditions and meds make a person very susceptible to skin cancer (Mrs. Blue for example) so a person has to cover up.

The frequency of fluorescent lights can induce headaches in many people. The glasses would help that.

Medication-induced photosensitivity is an abnormal sensitiveness to natural or unnatural light as a result of a side effect from a prescribed medication. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs have been known to cause photosensitivity. When this happens, normal light conditions become overbearing and irritable, and can induce headaches, pain, and other symptoms. Wearing sunglasses can reduce the side effects of medication-induced photosensitivity by subduing the light that enters the eye.

Like photosensitivity, photophobia is an acute sensitivity to normal light conditions, only photophobia is not induced by medications. It is usually a symptom of another disease or infection. Patients that have photophobia typically experience moderate discomfort to severe pain in average light situations. Sunglasses ease the pain and discomfort caused by photophobia by lessening the amount of sunlight that reaches the eyes.

She is very shy and she needs to "hide" her eyes in order to overcome her social anxiety.

She has damaged or deformed eyes and covers them up. She might have a glass eye in one eye and uses the glasses to hide it as she is uncomfortable.

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Why don't you just ask her, instead of asking a bunch of strangers online?

"Hey, i was just curious, but why do you wear sunglasses inside?"

Then you wont have to wonder anymore.

Tada. That's the power of questions
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Why don't you just ask her, instead of asking a bunch of strangers online?

"Hey, i was just curious, but why do you wear sunglasses inside?"

Then you wont have to wonder anymore.

Tada. That's the power of questions
Might also be considered rude since Ihave only known her through this class.

In public, I do try to maintain a veneer of civility.

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Re: Help me to understand someone else's idiosyncrasies........

Next time...tell me about the course (general topic) and is the class is at night or during the day? what is the age of the female, and can you tell me what else she is wearing?
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Next time...tell me about the course (general topic) and is the class is at night or during the day? what is the age of the female, and can you tell me what else she is wearing?
French language class. during the day. age of classmate maybe late 30s early 40s. She is dressed very casually as we all are.
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