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To think this is england and if you can't live with being wet..

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fabricfreeshiner Sun 02-Nov-14 10:34:51

You had better move somewhere drier?

The amount of times people have been shocked and unable to leave the house because of the weather is unbelievable!


Well am I?

Trapper Sun 02-Nov-14 10:37:10

The only reason I am unable to leave the house is because I am on mumsnet grin

ElleMcFearsome Sun 02-Nov-14 10:37:35

<pedant alert>

Heat would cause you to melt.

Water would cause you to dissolve. grin

<removes pedant hat>

Who can't leave the house because it's raining? Do people not have waterproof coats and boots? Really?? shock In England? How bizarre.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 02-Nov-14 10:38:19

No. We run a community garden with [strange but true] training sessions in horticulture. Many many times people turn up in ballet slippers [yes] and no socks to do gardening [sigh] and although we have a gazillion pairs of wellies we don't actually bring THAT many pairs of socks to work with us. And when it starts spitting they all run [fall over themselves] to get into the hut. I offer them waterproofs and then say 'you do know that we are in the UK, and that you were coming here to do some gardening, yes?'.

<shakes head in complete sadness and despair>

QueenBean Sun 02-Nov-14 10:38:26

Elle grin

fabricfreeshiner Sun 02-Nov-14 10:40:04

Actually I've never heard of anyone dissolving in water either grin

CruCru Sun 02-Nov-14 10:40:45

I agree. Humans are not made of sugar. Children should have waterproofs to go outside.

ElleMcFearsome Sun 02-Nov-14 10:41:12

Nor have I grin

Seriously though, who is complaining that they can't leave the house because it's raining?

fabricfreeshiner Sun 02-Nov-14 10:41:18

You would be amazed how many people cancel anything and everything because of the weather...

I am off out in the cold and wet now because someone can't leave the house "because it's wet"

I'll let you know if I dissolve! wink

BigglesFliesUndone Sun 02-Nov-14 10:42:40

Well, I am being a bit pathetic as I started a long run and came home as was soaked through after a very short time....blush

amyhamster Sun 02-Nov-14 10:42:52

But it ruins my hair wink

generaltilney Sun 02-Nov-14 10:43:00

I blame schools when they started doing indoor play at the first sign of water [stern look] though I do sympathise given that children appear at school in completely unsuitable clothing [allows that there is occasionally some small sense in a uniform] and the idea of wrangling 30 kids in and out of waterproofs and wellies is mind melting in itself

GertrudePerkins Sun 02-Nov-14 10:44:12

when we moved from the driest part of the country to the wettest, DH and I made a pact to get decent waterproofs and never to moan about the weather.

However the locals appear to be made of soap, and drive to school at the lightest shower.

Ilovehamabeads Sun 02-Nov-14 10:47:31

I don't like being soaked. I would gladly move to a drier, warmer climate. However my Britishness dictates I would then complain I was too hot grin

Snapespotions Sun 02-Nov-14 10:49:46

DH is like this. Hates going out in the rain. To be fair, he'd love to live somewhere else but is stuck in England because of me! grin

CombineBananaFister Sun 02-Nov-14 10:51:45

We get this at Ds school where I help out and the children are ALL expected to have waterproofs so that it doesn't stop them getting outside in the fresh air for certain activities.
The motto being - 'no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes' grin

The amount though that don't turn up with them or genuinely don't want to play out because they are so used to being ferried door to door everywhere in cars, is unbelievable - or maybe am just becoming a grumpy old women.

Orangeanddemons Sun 02-Nov-14 10:53:05

I hate hate going out in the rain.

Rainwater makes my head itch big time ( sebhorric e dermatitis) and it makes my skin feel dry. I avoid rain at all costs....

fabricfreeshiner Sun 02-Nov-14 10:53:19

Are you in N.I Gertrude? I've heard they get 300 days a year! shock

CromerSutra Sun 02-Nov-14 10:55:18

I have a friend who is like this! I remember at Uni he suggested we didn't go to one of our best friends bday party because it was raining! Strange! I agree! I love rain, especially for dog walks.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Sun 02-Nov-14 10:55:26

Well obviously I can and do leave the house when it's wet but I admit I get a bit eye-rolly when mners bang on about "oh we just put on wellies and waterproofs and had a jolly good time at the park in the the mud"

Play parks are boring a shite at the best of times, standing around in the pissing rain at play parks is my idea of torture!

ginandtoast Sun 02-Nov-14 10:56:09

Have you pinickety ones never read The Wizard of Oz? Witches really really do melt in water. It's a known fact!

I did move to a warm country grin but I am missing the autumnal smells actually. Not the rain so much though.

Bunbaker Sun 02-Nov-14 11:02:06

I agree about being wrongly equipped for the weather. I have a brilliant knee length waterproof coat so I am happy to walk about in the rain. My main problem is that I really need windscreen wipers for my glasses.

DD is a teenager and won't wear a coat. She does keep an umbrella in her bag for when she gets off the school bus.

I just don't "get" people who prefer to look "fashionable" rather than wear practical clothes for the weather.

Many years ago we had a very snowy winter, and I would wear wellies to walk to the station. My flatmate had stiletto heeled boots and always missed the train (same train as mine) because it was beneath her dignity to wear wellies. She didn't realise how pathetic she looked tottering along in such unsuitable footwear.

royalminitrux Sun 02-Nov-14 11:12:50

I hate going out in the rain. And yes, I have suitable clothes.

I hate the dampness in the air, the endless layers, frizzy hair, having to whack the heating up when we get in to dry everything off.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Sun 02-Nov-14 11:19:17

I knew someone who didn't take her child to school if it was raining heavily.


He was off at least one day each week regardless. More if weather was bad. Off three weeks once due to weather.

The dad lost his job because he had to take his child into school and would get to work late/leave early.

They changed schools so no idea if they carried on doing it.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Sun 02-Nov-14 11:22:02

Having said that, DS once has to stay in and write lines one lunch time because he didn't have a coat.

Was the tiniest bit of drizzle.

DP did tell the teacher off and she apologised but seemed to think that a little bit of rain = children dissolving.

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