I know...that sounds like silly talk, but hear me out.
Walking down the busy downtown Chicago sidewalks on a sunny day can be annoying at times. All those people...walking slowly, walking in all directions, coming at you from the left and the right.
But on a rainy day, it's a different story; having to dodge everyone's umbrellas.
Then inevitably, there is always someone coming right at you with a HUMONGOUS umbrella. As much as you try to go around it, there is nowhere to go...and usually the person holding it doesn't give a rat's ass whether or not they take out your eye as it smacks you in the face!
Therefore, I sort of came to the conclusion that it is very rude to have these over-sized monstrosities while walking down a busy sidewalk!
(Come on, my fellow friends who work in a larger city with heavy foot traffic...You know what I'm talking about, right? Back me up here!)
But after mumbling under my breath for a minute about how inconsiderate those people are, I think to myself, "Wow, it would really be nice to have one of those..."
I do live in the Windy City afterall, and sometimes I end up just using my own small umbrella as a shield, holding it out in front of me to charge against the wind & rain coming straight at me! One of those supersized umbrellas could really keep me dry!
But no...I can't see myself getting one. Mostly because I know that I would feel so guilty walking down the street with it, probably constantly moving it out of the way for people, apologizing non-stop to everyone that I hit.
Either that, or I would hold it up SO HIGH in the air so that people can walk under it as they pass, that it wouldn't be effective anymore.
I believe they are called 'Golf Umbrellas,' not 'downtown Umbrellas.' Which means that they are probably best suited for big, open spaces, like a golf course. Or a park. Or the suburbs.
Hey suburbanites, I know you are used to comfort and luxury in everything you do, but please LEAVE your big umbrellas in the burbs. Thanks!
So, if I did come to some kind of conclusion to my
You could just have 2 umbrellas. A smaller, more appropriate one for the city, and then a larger one for your own neighborhood.
Or a parasol.
You know what i really want, is one of those clear umbrellas that come down on the sides really far. Like a bubble. That would be perfect. Where can I get one of those?
So, what do you think? Have you formed an opinion about this?
Am I incoherently digressing again? :)