It would not be so dirty. Bring your snowsuit next time you go out. Change when you get to the coffee shop. Done
Snowsuit? City dwellers don't own snowsuits. What are we...farmers? When I go out, I wear cashmere sweaters and Ralph Lauren pima cotton shirts! And anyway, Chicago has a reputation for over-salting their streets. Any puddles that form are saltier than sea water! But last week the glare ice was something new; all that salt didn't help.
Those tracks you're setting, even in icy conditions, look so nice I feel like coming up on the train sometime and skiing with you. But no snowsuit; just my old body suit from the Sports Rack in Marquette!