Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why I hate umbrellas

I am not a fan of umbrellas. That said, I know that people need to use them. I just prefer not to. But I do wish that people used some umbrella etiquette when they take their umbrellas out for a walk...

Just a few request from me...not that the umbrella culprits will read this or take notice if they do!
  • When you use your umbrella, big, large, lady bug, plain black, whatever, be aware of other people. You are wider than you normally are, so either lift your umbrella over those around you if you're walking past people OR collapse it OR give yourself more room.
  • When it is NOT raining, put your umbrella down, please.
  • Do not step out of the bus and open your umbrella into a crowd.
  • If you have one of those big long umbrellas and you are carrying it collapsed, please hold it beside or in front of you, don't swing it wildly - J almost got taken out by one of those in London.
  • Your folded up, long umbrella is not a sword. I don't care if you're 5 or 55, it's not a sword.
  • When you get on the bus, don't shake your umbrella violently over all the people already on the bus.
  • Don't pull the umbrella in front of your face and march down the street - you still need to watch where you're going...
  • If your umbrella is up, you don't need to walk under the building awnings. Please leave that space free for the poor people who don't have umbrellas/hoods and the people trying to enter and exit the shops and offices.

That's all.


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