Friday, November 28, 2008
I has been raining heavily in Kuala Lumpur this past few days. As Malaysians, we are all used to this 2 weather conditions : it's either raining cats & dogs or it's hot as hell.
Therefore, owning an umbrella seems logical. It shields you from the sun & also prevents you from getting wet. Unless, you are me that is.
I have a disdain for umbrellas...
You see, I have my own unique way of dealing with what Mother Nature threw at me.
If it's just drizzling, I will RUN. If it's raining slightly heavier, then I will just RUN FASTER. If it's really pouring, then I will wait....and when it's lighter, I will repeat either of the steps above.
I do not have the habit of bringing an umbrella along with me. It has been that way since as far as I can remember.
I remember owning a raincoat during my schooling days as I insist on the NO umbrella rule. Needless to say, I do not use the raincoat either when it's raining. Only flashers & serial killers use them.
You don't see soldiers scampering away looking for umbrellas when it rains, do you? So, maybe it's a guy thing. Something to do with the Y chromosome I am sure.
Personally, I find umbrellas quite troublesome. It's amazing how nobody has perfected the umbrella even though it has been around since ancient China.
It's flimsy, easily broken & flips upside down during heavy winds.
Some people chose to use those big golfing umbrellas that you can hold a Chinese wedding dinner underneath. I hate those even more.
They are the express buses of the umbrella world, they forced others out of their way by bullying them with their size.
One more thing, how do you enter your car while holding an umbrella anyway? It's a no win situation because you are bound to get wet.
That's why when it rains, I became Forrest Gump. I just keep on running.....