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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

(Bufoons on) Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down

Reading Subway State's post yesterday morning about hating people using umbrellas when it was only drizzling made me think that someone just had a case of the Mondays. But then on the way home I got stuck behind this nitwit who decided to stroll down the sidewalk in front of me, in a zigzag pattern, while using her ginormous umbrella to shield herself from the four raindrops falling from the sky. Seriously, Boy Scouts could have camped under that thing. Yeah, I get it: it's big so you don't get wet. But you know, if you got some lumber and nails you could also build yourself a shed and walk around with that over your shoulders and that would block the rain. Or maybe you could just put yourself in one of those boy-in-the-bubble deals and roll down the street like a hamster, taking out everyone in your path. Because both would have the same effect as what you were doing, they would just be way more ingenious. Genius.


Blogger KassyK said...

I just LOL. Seriously, I only carry an umbrella for RAIN and if I am using one for the teensie drizzies it is because I just got my hair blown which case I will also be wearing a headscarf. And it's only about two times a year.Hehe.

2:12 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

I left my last umbrella somewhere in Anzu. Who the heck needs it? Rain just rolls off of my head like water off a duck's back anyway.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God invented taxicabs for rainy days. I haven't even owned an umbrella for a while. I used to have this really cool Bloomberg one that had BBG terminal screens on the inside and I felt kind of cool and stockbroker-y the few times I actually ventured out in the rain. But then I lost it. Actually, I left it in a cab.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


People here use umbrellas when its snowing too! is it an addiction?

2:47 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Kassy-And we curly haired birds know that the umbrella is really just window dressing anyway, unless they invent one that emits an ionic shield that blocks humidity, too, right?

As a sidenote to all, her umbrella was from a 2004 NATO conference, which makes me think that their longtime stand against Star Wars is a tad hypocritcal since they're essentialy arming their conference goers with the handheld equivalent.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Sweet said...

Two people should be under that thing, not just one! You should have jumped under there with her ... 'I noticed you have some extra room under your ginormus umbrella! Do you mind?'

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Daddy-O said...

This reminds me of an old comic strip skit ("Peanuts" - I believe) where all of the kids waiting for the school bus are under one big umbrella. This one would have worked nicely! All you could see were their little legs when they moved in unison.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous etcetera said...

you're really putting that camera phone to good use. i can't wait for the day i recognize some friend photographed unknowingly by a blogger for a mysterious social offense.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Etc.-Yeah, it's funny. I've sort of pondered the legality of my "oh no you di'nt" pics. But I try to be careful not to get faces in. Because there's making fun of someone, and then there's making them cry...;-)

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness, we are grumpy aren't we? Maybe she was just enjoying life--singin' in the rain.

1:23 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Nothing bothers me more than people who weave on the sidewalk like they're wasted. I walk pretty fast and it always seems like some old lasy cuts of the path whenever i try for the pass. How hard is it to walk in a straight line.

I also have an umbrella theory. I think that there are a set number of umbrellas in the world and theyre passed around from person to person. Because everyone loses theyre umbrella after a while and you always get a new umbrella by finding one that someone lost. No one ever buys a new one.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Anon- Rainy Saturdays are for strolling and singing and heel clicking. Rainy Mondays are for getting out of my way.

2:04 PM  

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