Does Somebody Always 'Rain On Your Parade'?

@Darkwing (21588)
March 24, 2008 11:01am CST
You know the saying, I'm sure, but just in case, somebody who 'rains on your parade', is somebody whom when you're elated, and happy, always has to spoil things for you, and bring you down to earth with a bump. So... do you know somebody, or a number of people who do(es) this? Does somebody always have to spoil your celebrations in life, and do you have an umbrella big enough to put up and protect you from this rain?I suppose this is one of the lessons of life. When I was younger, I would just stand there and get wet, hence, the spoiler would win. But, as I got older and wiser, I began to put up my umbrella, and now, even further down the path of life, I find I no longer need the umbrella, for it seldom rains. It's almost as though I have put a protective bubble around me, to shield me from the effects of a rainfall. How do you cope, when one minute you're elated and full of the joys of accomplishment, and the next, a black cloud is above your head, dropping rain on you and spoiling your parade? Do you let yourself get wet, or do you put up your umbrella? Or, ultimately, are you like me, and have learned to enjoy the rain, and turn it to your advantage? I would be interested to know.
3 responses
25 Mar 08
A lot of people have tried, but I've got a huge umbrella as well as coats with hoods, so there's no way, they will ruin my fun! I can give back as good as I get if somebody gets that way with me that they have to try and ruin everything, so try as they might, they won't win.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 08
Good for you! I guess the more these people succeed in upsetting people, the more they do it. It's a kind of sport with them, but if you stand up to them, and put up your umbrella, they will soon get fed up and go away.
@buzzman (171)
• United States
24 Mar 08
You don't need an umbrella. Any time I feel good and someone tries to bring me down. I don't let that happen. When someone gives you a negetive you just meat it with two positives.
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@Darkwing (21588)
25 Mar 08
That's what I meant by putting your umbrella up. You protect yourself against others raining on your parade. Your umbrella is, in effect, at least one of your positives. Thank you for your input and Brightest Blessings.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
24 Mar 08
There will always be somebody trying to rain on somebodys parade. I know a few people like that. Really it depends on who is raining on my parade if I let it pour or put my umbrella up.
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@Darkwing (21588)
25 Mar 08
Yes, I guess you're right there, my friend. Some people don't know how to accept another's success, and always try to rain on somebody else's parade. I don't seem to get it now... I think they saw that my umbrella was always up and it didn't affect me one bit, so they must have tired of it! Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.