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to think that if you are carrying an umbrella the size of a small country then you should watch where the fuck you are going?

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HootsMon Mon 30-Nov-15 21:22:36

Just that! It hasn't stopped pissing it down for two weeks in the city where I work and I am sick of being charged down or poked in the head by fuckers with enormo-brollies. You are not playing golf - you have just popped out of the office for a Boots meal deal!

I'm going to get one of those clear brollies that cover the entire top half of your body - like a force field!

pasturesgreen Mon 30-Nov-15 21:30:24

You most definitely are not BU!
I was poked in the head by a wanker passer-by the other day...I sympathise.

Gobletofgin Mon 30-Nov-15 21:35:12

What I also hate is when it has stopped raining and someone is carrying a brolly with a pointy bit and swinging their arms so if you are unfortunate enough to be behind them you feel like you might get jabbed with it angry

winterswan Mon 30-Nov-15 21:36:17

I hate umbrellas.

My pet hate is people forcing me under one. I'd seriously rather get wet.

CwtchMeQuick Mon 30-Nov-15 21:37:29

However I actually like people with these brollies because I'm short enough to dodge under them so stay dry without having to carry a brolly myself grin

usual Mon 30-Nov-15 21:37:51

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BathshebaDarkstone Mon 30-Nov-15 21:38:25

YANBU. Wear a hood.

HaydeeofMonteCristo Mon 30-Nov-15 21:40:59

I don't mind people having brollies per se.

But the swinging, folded brolly with a spike on the end is lethal. Watch where you're swinging that thing!

Gladysandtheflathamsandwich Mon 30-Nov-15 21:41:27

Winds me up too.

Its not like brollies are expensive, you can get the little ones from poundland ffs. What winds me up most though is the filthy look you get if you dare say anything, as if its your fault that they poked you with it!

SummoningDark Mon 30-Nov-15 21:48:12

People with umbrellas that refuse to collapse them even though they are under shelter. Aarrrggggghhhhh!

HootsMon Mon 30-Nov-15 21:54:44

YANBU. Wear a hood.

I straighten my hair so I have a hat and a hood and a brolly. grin

Doesn't work though - I still arrive at the office with wavy bedraggled hair.

Unescorted Mon 30-Nov-15 21:56:09

The lovely couple holding hands,both carrying umbrellas. In a narrow walk through, on the way to the station,at rush hour, going in the opposite direction to the people dashing for the train.

If looks could kill.

BlueJug Mon 30-Nov-15 22:00:07

Agree. Bloody dangerous. My DS got stabbed in the face by some cow with a brolly up in OXFORD CIRCUS FFS - on Saturday afternoon!

mrsjanedoe Mon 30-Nov-15 22:01:44

not BU!

I hate them, and they are pretty useless when you cross a windy bridge, but I sometimes give in and take one TO PROTECT MY FACE against the morons trying to pull my eyes/ hair out!

Rivercam Mon 30-Nov-15 22:08:05

Winter swan - 1'm with you 100%!

Notabeararaccoon Mon 30-Nov-15 22:11:45

Oh my god, this has been one of my biggest hates forever! Some (usually) twatty bloke with a brolly that covers a small European principality bumbling along. Fuck off! Fuck right fucking off! You are a chuffing man, with mostly short, unstraightened hair, and whilst I don't think you should get wet, you don't need to ensure that by maintaining a 1 metre radius of brolly at all sides. And a sodding golf brolly at that, with just enough curvature that ensures your slightly taller than average woman risks a spoke in the eye if she has the temerity to try and pass. Gives me the proper RAGE

lilyb84 Mon 30-Nov-15 22:15:35

I hate these brollies and their owners too - fucking entitled wankers the lot of them. I'm also slightly jealous as my brollie is shit

The other day I was sitting on the tube when a girl got on and dragged the pointy bit of her massive umbrella over my foot resulting in admittedly only a tiny bit of pain for a few seconds but a whole world of rage from me (I said nothing). If it's that fucking heavy don't carry it!!

Been wanting to get that off my chest.

Bounced Mon 30-Nov-15 22:20:53

I particularly hate the pointy ones being swung in a jaunty manner at my kids' eye level. Also lit cigarettes. They just assume that everyone is adult height...

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