Tuesday

10.13.09

dear fellow san franciscans: why do we even bother with the umbrellas? the rain comes at us slanted, sideways and upside down. the gale-force winds invert them at every intersection. building ledges wait until we are beneath them to release a random deluge of excess water, and muni buses hurl tsunamis at us when we cross the street. after today, the sidewalks will be strewn with dead umbrellas, like broken birds.

3 comments:

Kaushal

Yes, umbrellas are always useless downtown! Each intersection you cross the wind blows from a different direction. We buy them so walgreens can sell crappy umbrellas at a premium on rainy days :D

Andy H.

That is some beautiful writing, Emily, to describe this stupid, stupid weather.

Scott

meow