Sarah Bahr Indianapolis Star Published 3:30 PM EST Nov 10, 2018 The leaves are beautiful shades of crimson, gold and orange, but your nose feels like someone jammed a frozen hot-sauce icicle inside. It feels like winter in autumn. Welcome to ‘Wautumn’ in Indiana. To make walking outside in 20-degree temps as pleasant as shivering and foot-stomping can be, here are five commandments for staying toasty, not becoming a below-freezing black sheep and staving off the sniffles. While there are no penalties for violations (other than glares, subtweets and social media shade), these are some best practices. 1. Thou shalt let blue-lipped pedestrians cross the street Especially if you spot the crazy-legs-to-keep-warm dance, which looks suspiciously like the potty dance. 2. Thou shalt not use the weather as an excuse to turn down the office thermostat a month early. Because women shouldn’t need a space heater, Snuggie and electric blanket survival kit under their desk. 3. Thou shalt bow before those who keep travel-sized Static Guard in their purse. Three words: New. Best. Friend. 4. Thou shalt not wear shorts. Time it will take you to hate yourself: approximately 23 seconds. 5. Thou shalt not make small talk with shoppers in the street. “Gorgeous weather we’re having, isn’t it?” No, Bob. No. *glares* IndyStar reporter Sarah Bahr wants you to know that if you wear shorts outside in 20-degree weather, we can’t be friends. Email her at [email protected] or tweet her @smbahr14.