Umbrellas

Today was raining.  Continuously.  Well, it’s stopped now, but it was raining all last night and most of today.  I had to go into town after work today and thankfully it had stopped raining by this time.  This leads me to the point of this post:


What bugs me is people who walk around with giant umbrellas.. and it’s not even raining.


Now, personally, I don’t even own an umbrella.  If it’s raining, I’ll get wet, and I don’t really care.  My job is informal enough to be able to wear jeans and a t-shirt, and if my hair is a bit of a mess then nobody really cares.  I’ll happily walk to work in the rain as I did this morning.  Doesn’t take long to dry out.


But men who walk down the street with huge golfing umbrellas while it’s not even raining bugs me.  Firstly, they take up the entire pavement, forcing you to step into the road, usually into a giant puddle.  Secondly, you risk losing an eye every time you pass one of these people.  Third, I think they look ridiculous.  Not only are they so vein they want to use an umbrella while it’s raining, but they also want to use it just in case it might start raining again.


So, men, grow up.  It’s just a bit of water.  It isn’t gonna hurt you.


 

One thought on “Umbrellas

  1. When faced with one of those arrogant sods with umbrellas charging along the centre of the pavement expecting every to jump aside because they are more important I just pretend not to notice them as they approach and if they don’t step aside and walk round me I stop dead in my tracks and look surprised to see someone behaving so selfishly. This usually does the trick. If one ever failed to take avoiding action I would throw my arms in front of my face and brace for impact. It would only have to happen once and they’d be cured. Incidently, that’s a good way to deal with anyone charging along expecting people to get out of their way whether it be in a supermarket, in the street or in a public swimming pool. You just stop dead and stare at them in the eyes. There’s no way they are going to crash into you. If they do, they won’t do it again.

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