Sunday, June 04, 2006

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Subways aside, why does rain make people so stupid?

Boy and I went to the theater on Friday night, and when we got out there was a horde of old ladies standing under the marquee going, "Wow, it's really coming down!" "It's pouring!" "Oooh, water's falling from the sky!" It had been raining all day, so most of them had umbrellas, they were just apparently baffled.

"Yes," I said loudly, "it's pouring, and you're also blocking the door!"

Tonight we got caught in another downpour, this time on the way home. Remember, our train line is outside, so it's not like the rain was catching anyone by surprise. And all the way down the stairs to the street, there it was on either side of us. And yet three people reached the bottom step and stopped dead in their tracks. Which meant, of course, that I walked right into them. What did you think was going to happen? You'd get to the bottom and the waters would part for you?? I understand if you don't want to get wet, but couldn't you wait it out somewhere that's not in my way???

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