Do you ever cancel your plans because of rain ?

@elitess (5072)
Ipswich, England
November 22, 2008 5:52am CST
Me and my girlfriend were planing to spend today buying cloths as we received some money from her mother 2 weeks ago and today was our free day for this, but it is such a crappy day out there (much rain, strong wind, low temperature, not to mention the dark sky) that we are seriously thinking of doing this some other time. How about you, have you ever had to cancel your plans because of rain ? If yes, please elaborate on that.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Nov 08
lol. Well this is rarely a situation that I ever have to confront because it seldom rains here in Cairo elitess! And even when it does rain in the winter months it is never hard enough to cause any major issues at all so any plans I have don't really get affected. Back home in Australia though, we used to get some very severe tropical thunderstorms and there was no way you would be stupid enough to go outside in that kind of weather! I have been driving before when the storms hit and have had to pull over to the side of the road because I couldn't even see out of my windshield, even with the wipers going full blast! When storms like these hit, all you could do was hope that the electricity didn't go out and then just stay inside and watch TV etc until it passed.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
23 Nov 08
Hi there James, i never thought there were areas where hardly rains but now that i think about it i guess you are quite pleased that you don't have that pesky rain that you had back in Australia, aren't you ?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
I actually miss rain more than you can imagine elitess. Especially summer rains when you can stand outside in the warmer temperatures and feel the rain drenching you from head to toe! You never full appreciate something like this until you haven't had the chance to experience it for a while..... Thanks for the best response tag too.
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22 Nov 08
Hi elitess, We normally go by car and park in the multy storey car park and the shops are all under one roof so no chance of us getting wet or wind swept, so we always go shopping when we plan to. Tamara
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
24 Nov 08
Hi there Tamara. The thing is that i don't have a driving license (but my girlfriend does) but furthermore we don't own a car at this moment so we did not have that option on the table or else we would have probably went that day. The good thing is that yesterday was a sunny day so we put our plans into actions then.
@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Yes...it was supposedly a reunion of our my high school friends and we are planning to have swimming on the beach. Unfortunately, a typhoon came and we have to move our plan three weeks just to make sure that the beach is calm anymore. However, whenever it is raining, I always wanted to stay at home since it is much more comfortable to sleep since it's cold and going outside is dangerous because of floods and strong winds.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
Yeah I heard about that Typhoon that came outta nowhere. U ok?! Were U scared sh*tless?
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• China
22 Nov 08
always cancel.sometimes i want to go to see my bf,because of the rain,i can't go.A few days ago,a friend call me to go out to have a dinner next day.i'm very glad, but it s rain that day,she call me the plan is canceled.you know,she and me have never met a long time..Oh,my god, the rain takes my all happy away.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
23 Nov 08
Yeah there are days and occasions when the rain is a real pest and ruins some nice plans that we have in mind.
@vandhu (432)
• India
22 Nov 08
no, not exactly. never try to postpone any plans. well it might not appear necessary for uss on doing a job. dut it might be an urgent job for someone else. moreover cancelling a plan just because of weather conditions is silly.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
23 Nov 08
Well i believe it kind of depends on what the plan is - shopping for unessential things may be postponed to a latter date in my opinion.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
23 Nov 08
There has been times rain has got in the way of many plans . rain has got in the way of swim plans , and many ball games , and it rained the whole weekend that i was in New york city which was horrible ! It happens from time to time Happy my lotting !
@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Well, you're talkin' to a goth gurl:) I love jumping rain puddles and i luv blustery weather-mainly cuz i live in Florida and it's too hot mostly, plus humid. Lately, a cold front from Canada zoomed in with 40-30 degree F weather. It's very nice. This weather won't last long though.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
I never cancel my plan with just a light rain but with a hard rain with storms or just really hard rain I do cancel my plans to go out side even if it is important. There's now way I would leave the house with a hard rain just to be stranded. Most of street here got flooded with a hard rain and it's really hard to find taxi or any means f public transportation with these kind of weather.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Same as what happened to your plans actually. My friends and I would plan to go to a movie trip and just hang out and eat after the movie but it would always be cancelled whenever the weather doesnt agree. It would ruin the plans but we'd just reschedule. Still it gives a bit of a hassle since we would already be psyched to go on the movie just to be foiled but rain water.
• Indonesia
23 Nov 08
Its depend on the bad weather, if it jaz low temp, dark sky, little or medium rain, i still doing my plans. If the weather become very bad like strong wind, hurricane, tornadoes, heavy rain, flood, i'll cancel my plans. ;D
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
23 Nov 08
For rain, I would only cancel outdoor activities. I would not cancel just for rain unless it was such a downpour that driving were a danger.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Changed plans many time in my life when a tennis match was scheduled and it was raining outside. There was once such a rainy season that I ended up having to forfeit two games because rain kept us from rescheduling. Also, we attend a lot of festivals in my area, and while the festival still goes on no matter what the weather, we would cancel our plans in weather like you describe above.
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@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
yeah.. hubby and i planned to go out to watch our most awaited movie but it was raining cats and dogs so we cancelled our date.. yay!
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@up9nine (38)
• China
23 Nov 08
absolutely,,,some plans should be cancelde if it's raining,,,such as playing outside or shopping you mentioned,,,,we have more time to do that,why donnot we choose a fine day?
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
When it's pouring, I do tend to cancel plans to head out. Driving in the rain is not that easy you know! I also don't like getting wet. Even if I have an umbrella, walking in the rain makes my shoes and slacks dirty, so I'd rather not go out. If it's important I'll go though and just find a covered parking lot.
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@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I do sometimes because I have to catch a bus were I go, so I may need to cancel any plans of me going out. But sometimes when someone is coming to pick me up I do not cancel.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Wow what a coincidence, it is raining here in my place too. Actually i am going to attend a community services this afternoon but i opted not to go there because of the rain. I hate it when it rain for our city gets flood easily and it cause a major traffic in the highway. Too bad that our government official cannot do about it for our area is below sea level. When it rain i like to stay home a do my other things to do.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
22 Nov 08
If we have outdoor plans, like a picnic or time at a park, then yes we will cancel. We live in an area where there are often tornado warnings in the spring and the autumn. That will definitely alter our plans! We are advised to stay indoors during those weather warnings. The main thing that has altered our plans has been snow storms. We have had snow storms on holidays when we were planning to drive long distances. We have had to cancel Christmas visits because of the snow a couple of times. Of course, we celebrate later when the weather permits.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 08
Yes, I always cancel my plans if it is raining. I do not want to go out shopping for groceries if it is raining for it is difficult on my part carrying in your hands a handfull of plastic bags while on the other hand your umbrella. It is too messy for me.
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@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
17 Dec 08
Yes, that's what I do when there is heavy rain. I don't like getting drenched in rain. As the matter of fact, of all the seasons, rainy season is the one that I dislike most.
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