Today’s Forecast: It’s Raining, So… Some People Might Get Wet!

Filed under: — Kate @ 10:47 am EST

A word of advice to those of you who don’t have to walk everywhere…

On a day like today (heavy rain with wind gusts up to 40+ mph), do not act surprised if I show up at the office looking a bit wet.

Do not act like you’ve never seen a rain-soaked person and ask “Don’t you have an umbrella?”

And when I say “Yes, I do have an umbrella,” do not look at me like I’m an idiot, point out the fact that my upper torso is wet, and try to use that as some sort of proof that I didn’t use an umbrella.

Furthermore, if I’m not wearing a hat, and there is no hood on my coat, yet my hair is still somehow dry? You can probably interpret that as a sign that I was indeed using an umbrella.

You see, that little phenomenon we know as “wind” tends to affect the rain and sometimes, causes it to blow sideways. And unless you have some sort of special full body umbrella, it’s only going to protect against the rain that comes from above you.

I know, I know… it’s hard for your little brain to comprehend. I’ll give you a minute to recover…. Okay then.

Yes, I’m a little wet. And yes, it sucks for me. But you know what? I didn’t need you to tell me that.

UPDATE: I’ve been “Blogicized.” Thanks! [Philadelphia Will Do]

24 Responses to “Today’s Forecast: It’s Raining, So… Some People Might Get Wet!”

  1. daveT Says:

    there was all kinds of rain. stinggging rain. big ole fat rain. rain that seemed to come in sideways. and sometimes it even seemed to be coming up from the bottommmm.

    me and bubba leaned against each others so we didn’t have to lie in the mud.

  2. Stan Says:

    HAHA! Sucks for you.

  3. Kate Says:

    HAHA! Sucks for you.

    I think you might have missed the point…

  4. Holz Says:

    FYI, always trying to help

    For future problems

  5. Kate Says:

    Thanks Holz, but I’ll have to look at that link when I get home (freaking censors). I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is, though…

  6. Stan Says:

    Yes, I’m a little wet. And yes, it sucks for me. But you know what? I didn’t need you to tell me that.

    Nope, understood it just how I wanted to.

  7. Larakin Says:

    How come you didnt use an umbrella?

  8. Holz Says:

    Hee, it’s blocked at my work, too. This one can be gotten to though, and it’s even a bit funnier.


  9. Kate Says:

    Yeah… that’s what I thought. Thanks, Holz. :-)

  10. Amber Says:

    Today I thought ahead and I packed an entire change of clothes in a big ziplock in my backpack because I have been soaked through too many times in the past. Stupid walking outdoors!

  11. Kate Says:

    Yeah, I often do that—especially after it snows and all that gray slush is everywhere. Today I just brought a change of shoes and socks. I have a little heater under my desk, so I dried my pants that way.

  12. daveT Says:

    haha. see the transporter 2 yet? he gets his shirt/jacket all ripped up and ruined and pulls out a ziploc bag from his trunk that had a change of clothes in it.

  13. daveT Says:

    btw, and totally off subject… kamin hasnt posted in a month again…

  14. Kate Says:

    Well, I staged the intervention last time, so perhaps someone else should take a shot at him?

  15. daveT Says:

    i don’t have anything to hold up for ransom against kamin… i think its stan’s turn.

  16. Amber Says:

    ziploc bags (and rubbermaid containers) have saved my butt several times, including when my old place in State College flooded and there was 2 inches of standing water in my bedroom. Everything I owned was already encased in plastic, so no problems :)

  17. Lushy Says:

    Uh-oh, Katie from the block!!! Lay on the attitude, shister!!!

  18. Kate Says:

    No matter where I go, I know where I came from (from the suburbs!)
    Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I [don’t] got
    I’m still, I’m still Katie from the boondocks

  19. Stan Says:

    I got nothing on him right now. I’ll have to check tonight.

  20. daveT Says:

    so are you a boondock saint kate?

  21. Kate Says:

    Saint? Hardly.

  22. Stan Says:

    But I’m sure there’s some Irish in there somewhere.

  23. daveT Says:

    check out boondock saints on imdb. or better yet go rent it. awesome flic

  24. Kate Says:

    check out boondock saints…

    Seen it. Great movie. They are making a sequel, you know.