Throwback Thursday: How to Handle an Umbrella

beautiful girl with an umbrella in the city

With the rainy days and fall weather upon us, the days of umbrellas seem to be around the corner so I thought I would pull out my old school books to tell you how a “Lady” should handle an umbrella.

Remember the days when  umbrellas were fun to be under? They were cute, they were round and covered nearly your entire body. They were pretty and gorgeous and fun. It was such a delight to use an umbrella. For me, it nearly made me sing in the rain. The umbrellas for men were stylish, unique and dignified.

What do we have now? A piece of plastic with tarp over a bunch of pointy needly things.

If you don’t know how to open an umbrella you could hurt yourself. I know that sounds lame. Push button. Open. But it isn’t as easy as it looks. And not all umbrellas are the same. Here are some tips from 211 Things a clever Girl Can Do:

  1. Always open your umbrella with the wind blowing toward you.  You don’t want it to blow inside out. That is hard to recover from but you also look ridiculous.

  2. Once open, keep the umbrella facing the wind. Your blind, but the rain is off you.

  3. If the wind is suddenly behind you it is better to throw the umbrella in teh gutter than try and battle that black swan kite propeller. Otherwise you could get whisked away.

  4. Once the rain is done, close your contraption or who knows what could end up in it from falling items out of unsuspecting windows of passersby.

  5. If it is all too much, Get a see thru hat. Might be lame looking, but it’s much easier.

Excerpts taken from “211 Things a clever Girl Can Do”

Stay dry. Stay happy. Be Fabulous

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

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