A very wet New York City ‘adventure’ … ‘Light mist turns to a sprinkle. Then drizzle. Then, Wow! Rain in sheets.’
10 a.m., I’m heading for a morning meeting in Manhattan.
I exit Grand Central station onto Madison, and head down 47th.
Light mist turns to a sprinkle.
Then, Wow! Rain in sheets.
Sidewalks are filled with Suits, morning shift shop workers, and tourists, loitering. Umbrellas spring open, mushroom caps blossoming in a time lapse video.
Walker in middle of sidewalk, sheltered with a giant golf umbrella. He does not shift left or right. His umbrella clips me in the shoulder as I try to pass, tipping his umbrella into mine, rain soaks my pant leg.
Walkers, giggling, three a breast, each carrying an umbrella. I tuck into a store front to let them pass.
Walker, approaches me directly ahead. Mid sized umbrella. I walk on right side (This is America!) He refuses to shift lanes to his right. I slide left to avoid him…
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