Friday, May 15, 2009
what I like about ... umbrellas
It's "U" day today, so I thought of umbrellas.
Umbrellas are so versatile. They can be used as "parasol" or for the sun, or "parapluie" or for the rain. They can even be used as canes or as weapons. For those of you who have watched the tv series "The Avengers", I'm sure you still remember the character of Dr. David Keel and his ubiquitous umbrella. And who can forget Mary Poppins and her umbrella with the talking parrot?
I love umbrellas because of their bright and beautiful colors. I know umbrellas used to come only in black but the present day umbrellas are just so colorful. Don't you agree?
Umbrellas also come as single fold or double fold or even triple fold. The shorter they are, the more handy they are and they can easily fit inside a handbag. However, if you don't have a bag, then the folding ones are also more likely to be forgotten somewhere. I can't remember anymore how many umbrellas I have lost this way. So now, I just carry around the no fold or single fold umbrella. I am less likely to forget them if they are big.
Umbrellas are of course favorite gifts or give-aways of companies or even politicians. Every time you open the umbrella you become a walking advertisement of the company or the person. Isn't that ingenious?
I simply love umbrellas, don't you?