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To think umbrellas are completely antisocial?

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DipsyLaLa22 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:51:52

Just that really. I hate them. Haven't used one for years and still here to tell the tale. I hate walking along a busy street in town, carrying shopping while trying not to get poked in the eye by one of these evil bastard things. Half the time it's not even properly raining. What's wrong with hoods people???

Amelie10 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:52:53

Antisocial? If ever there was one hmm

Leanback Mon 07-Nov-16 20:54:03

...I don't think the purpose is for socialising

Antifrank Mon 07-Nov-16 20:55:00

My umbrella chats quite happily with the welly boots

BertieBotts Mon 07-Nov-16 20:55:08

Are you seven feet tall? confused

DipsyLaLa22 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:55:36

Welly boots are nice. No issue with them 😊

HunterHearstHelmsley Mon 07-Nov-16 20:56:37

YABU and odd.

AndShesGone Mon 07-Nov-16 20:57:08

My dh probably thinks the same.

He's bald.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 07-Nov-16 20:57:17

YANBU. People stride purposefully along in their brolly induced bubble, blissfully unaware of all of the other pedestrians having to dodge out of the way to avoid eyeball impalement.

DipsyLaLa22 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:57:23

Sorry, I forgot to put "light-hearted" in the title.

wasonthelist Mon 07-Nov-16 21:00:24

I got poked in the head by one carried by a jolly chirpy cockerney one time I was in our lovely capital. When I mentioned it he just said "you ent from rhand ere are ya". Not a fan.

Spam88 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:00:51

I'm with you. It's not the umbrellas so much as the inconsiderate umbrella wielders that are the issue.

LockedOutOfMN Mon 07-Nov-16 21:04:25

Agree with OP. On a crowded high street or similar, they are dangerous and annoying. Better off with a hood or hat. Umbrellas should only be used where you have space and no risk of poking anyone in the side of the head or eyeball.

arethereanyleftatall Mon 07-Nov-16 21:08:20

Totally agree.yanbu. Shouldn't be allowed anywhere busy.

DipsyLaLa22 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:11:30

Thanks. Glad to know it's not just me.

Flowercat16 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:14:22

They don't bother me but then I was taught to open my eyes and look where I'm walking. Too many people walk around as if they are blind. I find them more inconsiderate than an umberella.

Topseyt Mon 07-Nov-16 21:15:30

I agree, and I have long given up using them.

I prefer.y raincoat and my sealskinz rain hat.

Bitofacow Mon 07-Nov-16 21:21:39

Dispsy YANBU they walk around all dry, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind them. Eyes poked out, scrapes, scratches and ankle injuries from swerving out of the way. On they mince with their umbrella oblivious to the destruction behind them.

Yep, ban the bastard things.

tangerineclouds Mon 07-Nov-16 21:22:00

I hate them as well!

Bitofacow Mon 07-Nov-16 21:22:23

Who is being lighthearted???

Not me.

Wrinklytights Mon 07-Nov-16 21:23:23

I'm 6'1 YANBU

RiverTam Mon 07-Nov-16 21:25:47

I could do without those whopping great golf umbrellas on a crowded city street, that's for sure.

I love my brollies. I use them in summer as parasols.

ITCouldBeWorse Mon 07-Nov-16 21:26:31

A hood does not stop my glasses from getting wet (and making me blind)
I love a good brolly - a nice big golf one 😄

YesItsMeIDontCare Mon 07-Nov-16 21:31:46

My brolly is a unicorn 😊

To be honest I'm dangerous with my hood up... when I turn my head to see who or what is to the left or right of me my hood doesn't move. I could try and turn the whole of my upper body I suppose, but that knackers my back.

So I can use my beautiful unicorn umbrella 🦄 or get splatted by a car 🚗.

Veterinari Mon 07-Nov-16 21:35:59

I've hated umbrellas since I was injured with one. One of the little prongs on the end speared my nose and I bled like a stuck pig. They're a liability and usually wielded by totally oblivious people who don't care that they're carrying potentially dangerous metal at eyeball height angry

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