Have you forgotten how to use an umbrella? It's pretty hard!
TIL I don't know what umbrella etiquette involves. Rained all day in #SanFrancisco. I might have inadvertently bonked people on the head.— Patty Dixon (@PattyLDixon) January 18, 2016
Luckily for our drought-addled brains, KRON 4's Stanley Roberts is on it. In a new People Behaving Badly segment, Johnson explains the fundamentals of umbrella etiquette, because god knows we'll need it.
Roberts' tips are really handy. Here they are:
- 1. If your umbrella has a golf logo on it, it's too big.
- 2. When you're walking on a crowded sidewalk with other umbrella-toting pedestrians, be mindful of not poking anyone's eyes out. Whoever's the tallest in the pack should hold their umbrella up the highest.
- 3. Don't text and umbrella!
- 4. Share one umbrella if you can.
- 5. When you're indoors, keep the pointy end of the umbrella angled down. As Roberts says, "Life is not a game of joust when you're walking around." He's so right!
- 6. The carpet in BART stations is not only to wipe off your feet, but acts as a little pad on which to shake out your umbrella.
- 7. This one seems like a no-brainer, but: close your umbrella once you get indoors! Not only is it a nuisance, but it's bad luck too.