so what are your thoughts on umbrellas?
never been much of a fan - always thought it was little weird for a guy to use an umbrella, just suck it up, etc....
but I guess they can be useful.
Last edited by SportsFromA2; 08-18-2012 at 10:31 PM.
uuuh. what? Unless you are acting like Farnsworth, I think it's ok to shield yourself from rain, man or woman.
I'll use an umbrella on a random day walking to work if it's raining (hell I could be wearing jhorts). I've never heard of not using one before because it's feminine. That's stupid.
but it's just one of those things I thought "when I was young" - like not wearing hats/scarves/mitts when it's ****ing cold outside, trying to get away with not wearing a winter jacket, etc...
I'm so used to not using an umbrella, but I'm fairly certain I looked like a ****ing idiot at work when I walked in wet at some point this week...
Must be a brown thing. I've never heard of this.
http://the11thhour.blogspot.com/2008...umbrellas.htmlEver notice that most men refuse to use umbrellas? I don’t know if they think it’s unmanly or they just don’t like carrying one or what.
http://www.wcuquad.com/op-ed/why-don...6#.UDBC9qO-UaEAlthough, walking and pouting through the rain to get to class has led me to notice an interesting happening: almost every umbrella that I see on campus is being used by a female. Why? Do males have some water-repellent superpower that we females do not know about? Or are umbrellas a feminine sign of weakness, so umbrella usage then emasculates men?
http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/04181/338865-154.stmThink about what an umbrella is: A little roof that we erect over our heads when it rains. The person who coined the word "bumbershoot" to describe the umbrella perfectly captured the silliness of this vain contraption.
Me, I eschew the umbrella. "Eschew, eschew," I often say in defiance of the rain. And passers-by with umbrellas will remark, "Bless you. Why, the dampness seems to have given you a chill." But no umbrella for me. Never.
That is because I am a real man, and real men do not carry umbrellas. There are so few of us left, and not just in the matter of umbrella shunning. (Unfortunately, many men have succumbed to female entreaties to be more sensitive, which is a scientifically proven cause of testosterone loss.)
Real men, when they are not making grossly insensitive remarks, also venture into the weather without a care in the world. They know that they won't melt with a little rain, and their manly aromas won't be washed away. They are the mythic strong, silent, wet types.
also semi-related, I did not know this, but the Army only allows Women to use umbrellas?
http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...4&slug=2549499Army soldiers and officers below the rank of general sprint with gritted teeth through the rain, bursting in through the doors soaking wet, their service ribbons bleeding dye onto their uniform shirts, their trouser creases long gone - and mad as a bunch of wet hens.
If you're in the Army you're not allowed to carry an umbrella, under current and long-standing regulations - at least if you're a man. Army women are allowed to hoist black umbrellas.
In the Air Force and Navy, both men and women can use umbrellas. The Marines' policy is the same as the Army's - women, but not men, can use them - but the Marines apparently like it that way.
The Army's prohibition against men carrying umbrellas goes back so far in history that nobody remembers why the rule was issued in the first place.
Doesn't matter. It's "the rules."
Of course, the Army issues each soldier a raincoat. Anyone with military experience will understand that the Army builds good tanks, but not good raincoats.
I didn't know you were the military type. I'll continue to *** out with my umbrella.
some other things:
(ways to lose your "man card")
http://www.tsbmag.com/2008/12/19/16-...your-man-card/13. You use an umbrella instead of just sucking it up and walking across the parking lot in the rain. Extra points if the umbrella is pink or has flowers on it.
http://www.chacha.com/gallery/2095/w...man-card/16735If You Can't Walk in the Rain Without an Umbrella, You Lose That Card
but again, I'm thinking maybe it's an age-related thing? the older you are, the more acceptable it is for using one?
Since I end up lugging my work laptop back and forth everyday (with papers and all that stuff) - I'm thinking i just need to get over whatever "rule" I *thought* there was and just get one...
Was looking at this one:
(2 for $22 seems like a pretty solid deal)
Age related? I'm lost.
At my old age of 33 I'd say go ahead and buy that one at men's wearhouse.
ive never used an umbrella, however, i also don't dress up for work. I don't think its a puss move to use one, i just dont
age check, i'm 35
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