Eight things I learned today while being out in rain I was not prepared for
2. Everyone else in the whole wide world takes note of weather forecasts and dresses properly for rain with voluminous raincoats, wide hats and umbrellas the size of a small continent. This makes them cheerful. It also leaves them carefree, with plenty of time to look at unprepared people and laugh.
3. It only takes one drip of freezing rain to course down the back of your neck, under your collar and down your back, to make you feel very unhappy indeed.
4.When you are watching nature programmes on TV and there are rain spots on the cameraman's screen, blurring the picture, this looks quite pretty and endearing and adds a sense of realism. The same effect on the outside of your own spectacles is not endearing at all.
5. The chances that the bus you want will already be chock-full of happy, dry, observant passengers when you get on it correlate exactly with the degree to which you look like a piece of seaweed trying to buy a ticket.
6. Dry and happy bus passengers do not want to sit next to people who carry entire, functioning weather systems onto the bus with them.
7. Getting off a bus, back into exactly the same horizontal slashing rain that was attacking you when you got on it, is even more depressing than realising George Clooney called when you were out. (Just.)
8. On getting home, the towel you choose to dry yourself down will be a damp one.
(Another rain story you might like is more things I learned while in rain)