Sunday, September 30, 2012
First, always pay attention to people coming in the opposite direction. Dale was walking with his umbrella and hit someone else's umbrella coming in the opposite direction. Apparently, because he was taller he should have raised his umbrella to avoid smacking umbrellas. He didn't notice but the woman with the umbrella that got hit was very irritated. So when you are walking with an umbrella be aware of oncoming traffic.
Second, always be careful when you open your umbrella. We found some protection in a pub when it was raining really hard. On the way out, I opened my umbrella. I was a few feet away from the guy in front of me but when I opened my it, all the water on it flew into the guy's face, with force. I got a really bad look but when I apologized he could not have been nicer.
So mind your umbrella on the street.