Under my umbrella

Does anyone else struggle to keep an umbrella?

I bought a new one on Friday at maybe 1pm. By the time I walked to the tram stop, which was less than a block away and would have taken a total of about three minutes, it had broken.

It got progressively worse as I navigated the rainy, windy day. Now it looks like this:

Umbrella

Yep, there are several dislodged spokes, one of which flaps around in the wind.

Sure, it was super cheap. But I tried buying an expensive umbrella once before and found that it broke just like the cheap ones I normally buy. Not in one day, though. This was something of a record, even for me.

I would make some comment about our throwaway consumerist society but all I really want to know is: where can I get an umbrella that will last just a little bit longer? Anyone?

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One thought on “Under my umbrella

  1. The secret is not to buy one of those little foldable umbrellas, you have to buy one of the golf-style ones. A pain to carry around, but it keeps you dry! Plus you can hang it over your arm and look old-fashioned and whimsical.

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