A rainy day last week prompted this question: I was walking downtown in the rain today. As I approached others, I didn’t exactly know what to do to keep from bumping into them with my umbrella? Do you have any tips? – Cathy
Great question! In this situation, the tallest person takes the lead:
– If you are sharing an umbrella, the tallest holds it.
– If you are approaching someone, the taller person should lift his or her umbrella as they pass others to avoid a collision.
And as you approach your destination, don’t forget to give your umbrella a good “shake” outside to get as much of the water off as possible before entering the building.