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Wolf Bite Wednesday (Snowbrellas)

I’m starting a new weekly meme that I hope you all will enjoy.  I was inspired by a comment on my review of the book Ethan: Site 39.  The author stopped by and called it “the Wolf Bite,” which I found hilarious and promptly decided this needs to be a meme.

The meme will be a relatively brief and hopefully humorous rant about something that irritates me.  Hence the whole bite thing.  I will be trying for it to be witty and not whiny so you guys will enjoy.  Crossing my fingers, er, toes since I’m typing, let’s get down to business with the first topic: Snowbrellas!

I was pleased as punch to see snow greeting me this morning when I left for my commute.  Thoroughly enjoying feeling it land on my face and decorate my coat, I walked to my bus stop.  There I was met with one of my prime winter-time irritants.  No, not plow trucks or ice.  The Snowbrella.

The Snowbrella is what I have dubbed umbrellas when people carry them in the snow.  Long I have attempted to figure out what exactly possesses people to carry umbrellas when it’s snowing.  Do they not understand that the snow won’t soak through their clothing like rain does?  Have they never heard of the lovely concept of the winter hat?  Do they think if the snow touches anything but their boots they will melt?  Then I start to wonder if they’ve ever even ventured out in the snow without an umbrella or, god forbid, played in it.

The wonderful winter scenes of falling snow and the various snazzy hats and scarves people don in the winter are ruined by the appearance of these bulky snowbrellas.  They jar me from the pleasure of a season I enjoy with the association with the freezing rain of fall.  Not to mention that I then have to navigate not to get whapped upside the head by a snowbrella, because we all know how bad people are at managing where their snowbrella goes.

What the hell, people?  Acquire a winter hat, leave the snowbrella at home, stop ruining the scenery for everyone else, and enjoy the winter.  You live in New England, for heaven’s sake!  Enjoy it!

Plus, you look like a complete idiot hiding under your umbrella from the snow.

  1. February 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t really get the use of them either. I don’t understand people who won’t use an umbrella when it’s raining, because sometimes we have places to be and don’t want to feel/look like a drowned rat, but snow doesn’t really have at all the same effect. And you’re right, it’s fun to walk in the snow!

    • February 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

      I totally am frequently that person who looks like a drowned rat in the rain, not because I don’t want to use an umbrella, but because I am insanely prone to losing them.

  2. February 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    All right, you crack me up, and I found myself using an umbrella in the snow last week and thinking of you. The reason I was using a snowbrella was because I am a delicate flower and can’t stand the thought of any moisture, no matter how fluffy and brush-offable, touching my person. Also I just like busting out my umbrella, because it is just so darn cute (http://bit.ly/9B7Rsv)!

    Really I had no reason, except maybe that I hate getting snow in my eyes? Except I’m pretty sure I was wearing a hat. Arrgh! There is no logical explanation!

    • February 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

      Aw, thanks! Glad you find me funny, hehe.

      And your umbrella is quite adorable, though I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

      At least you admit the illogicalness (yes, I totally made up that word) of using a snowbrella 😛

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