Umbrellas Reveal All…

Soggy PaperToday is a miserable day in DC. It’s mid-April (on the dot) and I think today is going to max out at about 45 degrees. Ugh. I don’t pretend to be a weather-person and will not discuss the rain/weather outside of my elevator rides and/or awkward co-worker interactions.

Instead I find it fascinating to watch the personality of umbrella weilders out on the street. What is it about carrying a long piece of metal and wood with 8 to 10 needle hooks that makes people really show their inner persona’s? Here are some of my faves:

The Dick – He thinks his ‘brolly is an SUV in a world of smart cars and plows through cross-walk crowds. I don’t like that guy.

The Forgetful Husband – “Honey, where’s my umbrella? I looked in there all I can see are That sucksyours.” This guy hates himself right now. Dark suit, wet shoes, briefcase and a clear plastic umbrella with bright yellow polk-a-dots.

Mary Poppins – Small woman, ENORMOUS golf umbrella. Why do you need the whole sidewalk?!

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One response to “Umbrellas Reveal All…

  1. and when you’re 6’5″, mary poppins’ ginormous umbrella hits you square in the face, including its runoff.

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