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Originally posted by Duzey
A lack of umbrella etiquette can be very annoying when you live in a rainy area.
Rule 1 - Golf umbrellas are for the golf course, not the sidewalk.
Rule 2 - Always be aware of your surroundings so that you don't poke people like YoBrandonRaps in the eye. Umbrellas are for over your head, not in front of your face.
Rule 3 - When another person is walking towards you, tilt or raise your umbrella so as not to bash it into them (while still following Rule 2).
Rule 4 - Do not twirl your umbrella about like you are Gene Kelly.
Rule 5 - When not in use, the umbrella shall be closed and pointing down, not tucked under your arm. The eye is not the only painful area you can poke someone.
Rule 6 - Shake your umbrella off before you enter the building. The rain should stay outside where it belongs.
Rule 7 - If you have an umbrella, let the poor umbrella-less people have the precious space in the bus stand or under the awning.
Break a rule and I am entitled to rip your umbrella out of your hands and smack you with it. Not that I would do that, but it's well within my rights.
Personally, it drives me nuts when people use golf umbrellas. There is only so much space on the sidewalk, and they take all of it up!