Sunday, December 25, 2005

Why Don't They Realize!

To all you people praying that it should rain in the Holy Land, thank you. I am wet and cold and in a crappy mood. I'll start praying for your taxes to go up, and then we'll see who's smiling.

As I was walking outside today, it really hit me. The stupidity of the umbrella. Umbrellas are useful in only two ways. To shield from the sun, or to protect from a warm windless rain. Today was neither. It was frigid, very windy, and very rainy. Most people were walking by quickly, a hat on their head, and their hands in their pockets. But not the umbrellers. Holding their hand up high, which half the time was ungloved, fighting against the wind, walking slower then everyone else while trying to keep the umbrella from stopping a rain that is coming from all directions, they were the most uncomfortable people outside. I must have walked past 6 or 7 that had been thrown away after they turned inside out. One girl was holding one nxt to me at the light, and POOF, it blew inside out. As she kept trying to turn it back, she got just as wet as I did, and then she tried to hold it upside down. How foolish. If you're going to walk ouside when its raining, you're going to get wet. Put on a long coat, a hat, put your hands in your pockets, and walk quick. The umbrella will not help, only hurt.


Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

You need a special heavy duty umbrella for Jerusalem wind and rain.

I remember dealing with a leaky roof a few years back, and struggling to keep repeating the mantra "we need the rain, we need the rain" as everything was getting soaked.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Rolling hills of green said...

as our basement filled up with water on shabbat, we reminded ourselves 'gishmei bracha many times over'.

8:51 PM  
Blogger 2R said...

I for one am terrified of umbrellers. They don't see you, they poke you with their umbrellas, and then they let them fly away! I think there should be laws against umbrellers

12:34 AM  

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