Do you have umbrellas in your household?

@abroji (3247)
India
May 9, 2007 12:03am CST
It is summer here in Kerala, still it is raining here. The summer showers. We in Kerala get very good rain. From June to mid October it is the rainy season here. Since we have a very long rainy season we have more than one umbrella in each house. In most houses every individual has an umbrella. Even those who travel by car keep their umbrella in the car. Do you have plenty of rain in your country? Do you use umbrellas or only rain coats? Usually do you have umbrellas in your household? Do you keep an umbrella in your car in rainy season? Please participate in this discussion and supply your answers. Thank you.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
9 May 07
Hi! I am from Hungary. It rains in every season here. But usually it is impossible to know when it will be raining. This week is rainy, but it is different in each year. I have an umbrella in my flat, and also in my office for any case. We hold a huge umbrella in our family car too. Usually the meteorologists can suppose only if it will be raining on the given day, but they are not sure... This week was very silly. It was raining each day of the week for a few moments. But it was quite warm weather. So we have to carry that f.king umbrella, because we can never know when it will be raining, or how strong. The last weekend there were ice worms in the country and much rain, that caused many problems everywhere. The national agriculture has problems in each year. Once they are praying for some rain, then they are praying for finishing raining...
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
A vivid discribtion of the rain affairs in Hungary! Excellant narration. Can you please tell us what these ice worms are? Thank you very much for the sincere response,
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
9 May 07
ice rain - ice drops from the sky
It means that icedrops are falling from the sky. Sometimes the ice-drops can be as big as the eggs. You can imagine what damage can it cause in everything.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
9 May 07
This weather is not a Hungarian speaciality, but european I think.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
9 May 07
We don't have that much rain here in Australia at the moment, but we do have a few brollies tucked away in the house somewhere. I dislike umbrellas - they get in the way when you use them and other peoples umbrellas always seem to poke you in the head! I don't tend to use them much for this reason and I don't even own a raincoat - I like rain, I don't mind getting wet! lol
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
That's fantastic. I too like rain and am happy to get wet by rain. But when we go out with some purpose we cannot get wet, no? That's why we use umbrellas. By the way can you please tell me what brollies are? Thank you for the response.
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• Australia
9 May 07
Hi, Sorry - "brollies" are what the English call Umbrellas! lol
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
I did not know that. Now a new word to my voccabulary. Thank you very much for the information.
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@Mikki2 (181)
• United States
9 May 07
I have an umbrella that I normally keep in the car. It always seems to be in the car when I need it at work instead of inside with me. I forget it unless it is raining when I get to work. We get a good bit of rain here but do not have anything we consider the rainy season.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
So, you get a good lot of rain but nothing to be called rainy season. That's nice to understand. But can you say where are you in the US? Thank you for the response.
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@Mikki2 (181)
• United States
15 May 07
Mississippi.
@gberlin (3836)
10 May 07
We get enough rain in Michigan that each one in my household has an umbrella. I don't always keep an umbrella in the car but I do bring one with me if the weather forcaster is predicting rain.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Thank you gberlin for the response.
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@azimsay (546)
• India
10 May 07
In summer and in rainny season very ndful thing .All people need for umrela.In rainny seasons so types of ubrela we are seeing in road.Even those who travel by car keep their umbrella in the car. Do you have plenty of rain in your country? Do you use umbrellas.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
So umbrellas are very popular there. I am also from India, kerala state. We get plenty of rain here. Yesterday it rained, today also the sky is cloudy. likely to rain in the afternoon. I use umbrella. Thank you for your response.
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• India
10 May 07
It doesn't really rain too much where we live but we do have a single umbrella in the house which is lying unused.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Any way you have one umbrella. So you can use it in any contingency. Thank you for your response.
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• Philippines
10 May 07
here in in my country..... we do have plenty of rain... we do keep umbrellas here in our house we keep 12 umbrellas cause my grandmother is a government employee and sometimes our government does give free umbrellas... we don't keep our umbrellas in our car cause we don't have any car... hehehe
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
So you don't have to invest for an umbrella. Fantastic. Thank you for your response.
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@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
10 May 07
Yes, I have umbrellas in my household, today my country have have plenty of rain, many flood happen in my country , can I knoe where are you come from my friend abroji ? Best regards
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
You are from Indonesia. I know quite few things about Indonesia. One is that your country is pron to many natural disasters. I am from India. Kerala is the name of our state in India. Thank you for your response.
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• United States
10 May 07
i have about three of those newer fold up kinds. it only rains a lot really in spring,but they are good to have for an emergency.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Good precaution, three unbrellas. Great. Thank you for the response.
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@anindito (58)
• Indonesia
10 May 07
in my country have plenty rain but for now in indonesia have summer season.usually i use umbrella but sometime i use rain coats.an in my household i have umbrella.i will do keep an umbrella in my car in rainy season.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Too many precautions to face the rain! Thank you friend, for your response.
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• United States
9 May 07
Me and my fiance jus moved into our apartment about 3 or4 months ago, but we still dont own an umbrella! lol i didnt even think about that before.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Now you are made to think about it, take a decission and buy two umbrellas. Or do you preffer rain coats? Thank you for the response.
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• India
9 May 07
I keep a 3 fold umbrella in my wadrobe. If there is any forecast of rainfalls, i always carry the umbrella in my bag only if i am with my family. But if i am on my bike, i prefer to get drenched in rain. Its a wonderfull thing. Its gives you escatatic delight. If you dont like the idea, just once get wet in rain and you will say "This is life." Thats why i like the rain and mostly the moonsoons from my childhood.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
You are right about getting drenched in rain. It is very refreshing. I use to experience it, Thank you for the response, ghosh.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
9 May 07
We get a lot of rain here in ireland, all year round. I is raining today, in fact, and it rained yesterday, too. We have no umbrellas , because like the rain, we also get a lot of wind and they umbrellas ge bent out of shape and broken. We use waterproof coats and hats, instead.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Yes in such windy conditions it is not wise to use umbrellas. Thank you for your response.
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• India
9 May 07
well we have both umbrella and rain coat...its usage depends on wat we hv to do.. and yes we keep umbrella in our car in rainy season
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
Fully equiped.Very good. Thank you for the response.
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@andyvish (901)
• India
9 May 07
Definitely. Kerala is one of the place in the world where southwest monsoon is very active during the months of Jun, July, Aug and Sep. It is a necessity here to have atleast one umbrella to everyone in the household. The best thing here is the rain and the spring season. they both are enjoyable as the snowfall season in srinagar.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
Here comes another Keralite. Hey andyvish, my greetings. Thank you for your response.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
9 May 07
Well I live in England, so I guess you can say every day is rainy season here! I actually like it - the rain keeps the grass so beautiful and green, it feeds the wild flowers and blossoms, and it means my country is never dry and parched. But it also means I NEVER leave home without an umbrella - even in the middle f Summer I always have a small, fold-up umbrella in my handbag, because the weather here can look bright and sunny in the morning, but cloud over and rain by lunchtime!
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
That sounds something like our place, Kerala. Thank you for the descriptive response.
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@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
9 May 07
Hey friend! Kaduna is a state in Nigeria. We have both rainy and dry season. What about Kerala?
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
Kerala is the southern most state in peninsular India. We have a very balanced weather.January to March - a short winter, March to May - Summer, June to August - Manzoon (rainy), Mid Sept. through Oct. - another rainy season, and Nov. to January - winter. OK friend, thank you.
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
9 May 07
well when it rains it pour but we do have one umbrella per person one big and one small
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
Sidoney, right now the rain here is getting harder. So all of you in your house have two umbrellas each? That's fine. Thank you for the response.
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@r4y_m4n (93)
• United States
9 May 07
omg you get rain?!?! i haven't seen rain in a WHILE i mean this year 2007 i think i've only seen rain 2-3 times (including june which is supose to still be winter and snowing) california - los angeles :( it's very hot here...i think just today i heard it's 100 degrees on the radio and there are prob some umbrellas at home...but they're MIA, or juss broken
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
Yah, it is still raining here. The soaking heat of the summer is kept in abeyance for the while. We enjoy it. The summer there seems to be tough in California. Thank you very much for the response.
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@gasmas100 (588)
• India
9 May 07
i am from Mumbai, u have be knowing about the rains the year before last on 26 July, where rainfall in the city had beaten Cherapunji-which has traditionally been considered the 'wetest place in the world' coz of the highest rainfall levels globally...............need i say more.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 May 07
So shall we assume you Mumbaits do keep their umbrellas ready for the forthcoming manzoon? Thank you for the response.
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