Subject: Ridiculously Huge Umbrellas
It's typical I suppose, it shouldn't surprise me that such a huge percentage of our population still lives by the mantra, "The Bigger The Better".
OK, so I know, Hummers and McMansions and the 3000 calorie burger and wearing pants that fall off of you unless you walk with your knees 2 feet apart. A cross section of American culture, but is that still the American way?
Here's the thing:
Today we're lucky enough to be having a really beautiful sunny Spring day here in Chicago. On Monday we had a beautiful rainy Spring day. Beautiful except for one thing.
Why can't a person walk down the street on a rainy day without having to dodge these people who for some reason feel like they need a 60" umbrella overhead? Since when do you need a golf umbrella to make it down the street on a rainy day? It's just ridiculous and it's rude. I don't want to be hit by your giant umbrella, don't want to have to dodge your giant awning, don't want to walk under your umbrella, and when I have to walk under it in order to pass you on the sidewalk I certainly don't want your giant umbrella to be shedding water down the leg of my pants.
I'm not saying you shouldn't HAVE a HUGE umbrella, although I've never felt the need to carry an apartment sized umbrella around. If you absolutely need it to run between your home and car, and then between your car and Walmart you go right ahead and use it for that. All I'm saying is that your 60" umbrella should NOT be your walking umbrella. Don't make other people dodge your giant self on the sidewalk.
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