Do you ever walk in the rain without an umbrella?

United States
January 23, 2010 6:37pm CST
It was raining this afternoon, and I went out walking in it. No umbrella, and only a thin jacket with the hood down. It was great. Very relaxing. Lots of the cars on the road slowed down and some of the drivers were staring at me like I was insane, but I thought it was fun. Do you ever walk in the rain?
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@redex1 (40)
24 Jan 10
Yes i walk in the rain. The only reason i can think of is, becuase i like it when the rain hits you're head. It makes me feel like, all the things i've done bad have been washed and i'm like a new born baby. Wierd? Yes it is, but hey it's what i think.
• United States
24 Jan 10
Not weird at all, if you ask me, although I can be weird myself depending on who you ask heh. The rain, outdoors in general, is a very cleansing and centering experience... at least when it's not polluted. I'm the same way, especially with jumping into the ocean.
@primeaque86 (8113)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
yes. Rain is not something we should hide from. Rain is a blessing so why not? My friends laughed at me (Because most of children use to play under the rain) when they saw me soaked from the rain drops....
• United States
24 Jan 10
Agreed! Rain is a beautiful blessing and we should play in it instead of hide from it.
• China
24 Jan 10
I have done what you said long before because of my umbrella was left at home and hardly got cold.Since my experience I don't think it a good to our health.
• United States
24 Jan 10
I've never gotten sick or gotten a cold after walking in the rain. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the belief that people get sick from walking in the rain/cold is an urban myth.
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
One of the many pleasures I have is walking in the rain If I only my immune system was a bit stronger, I think I'd walk in the rain quite a bit more! I've been caught countless of times without a jacket or an umbrella. I cannot count the number of times when I got home very wet from the rain, and my mom would scold me a lot. But I'd only laugh at her. Rain can be very therapeutic at times.
• United States
24 Jan 10
I agree! And I think maybe I do have a strong immune system because I've never gotten sick after walking in the rain.
@glaiz_9 (367)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
I always walk in the rain without umbrella. Since i'm the dont-bring-umbrella-its-not-going-to-rain type. That is why I am always soaked in the rain. I only bring umbrella if it's too hot outside. Maybe I'm more afraid with skin cancer than the acid rain. :D
@pupupd (1521)
• India
24 Jan 10
You are like my boy friend, even he is also don't carry umbrella-because-it-will-not-rain type. I keep reminding him to carry his own umbrella because he has alergic problem which makes him suffer with running nose and sneeze as soon as he gets wet in cold rain. Even I have this problem so I always remember to carry umbrella.
• United States
24 Jan 10
Oh my gosh, I am EXACTLY the same!! My mother always got mad at me for this, because I always caught cold the next day, but I always thought it was worth it. There's nothing like playing in the rain, watching it clean everything around you... It doesn't bother me at all, as long as I have on a hoodie.
• United States
24 Jan 10
lol, my mother thinks I'll catch a cold one day too. Another one of my friends thinks I'll be struck by lightning. But it's so much fun and so worth it.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
well i have because of the rush of going home. but i usually get sick after this so i don't do it anymore.
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
5 Jun 10
Often I have walked under the rain, not because it wants, but because I surprise it in the day and I do not still have other one my that to wet.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
27 May 10
Well when i was at school, i walk in rain without umbrella and likes to get wet thats a great feel and wish to get fever so i can take off to school.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
8 Mar 10
Sometime ago I walked in rain without umbrella because I had no umbrella. These days, I keep an umbrella with me always. I don't choose the option to walk in rain without umbrella if I have an umbrella with me. I used to take bath in rain when I was kid. I really enjoyed it. My mom was very paticular about rain bath and restricted us from being in the rain for a long time.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
8 Mar 10
I usually not walk under the rain unless I have forgotten my umbrella. It's very cold now in winter, so I would catch a cold for sure, and I care a lot about my health . Maybe if it was summer I would do so, as it would be refreshing
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
if im going home then yes as i wanted to go home soon so i cn have rest soon than wait for the rain to stop. but if im goin gto work then no, i dont want to get wet and i cant imagine what will i looks like since i put make up on my face.
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
hello allyoftherain.. I also experienced walking in the rain because that time I forgot to bring my umbrella.. good thing I wasn't wearing my school uniform because it was washing day.. but that time I promised to myself not to forget my umbrella again because It was so shameful riding on a jeepney all wet.. haha.. good thing you enjoy walking in the rain.. probably some people might think that you are an emo since you are walking in the rain with a hood.. :) take care and happy mylotting.. ^^ GOD BLESS
@faimei (128)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Hi allyoftherain. Yes I do walk in the rain. I enjoy it. it's actually fun, running the streets while raining. Even when I don not have a jacket with a hoodie on just plain school uniform or anything I'm on. I don't like bringing an umbrella. So when it rains I just ran off to go somewhere where I can stay for a while or head home fast.
• India
26 Jan 10
yes i like to walk and play in rain i used to play football in rain and take bath in rain.i like rainy season i really enjoy it
@brymel25 (286)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
i like walking under the rain and i love the sound when it pours hard. i love to watch the trees and leaves that sway when the wind brought about by the rain blows among them. watching the raindrops on my window is very therapeutic for me.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I got soaked in the rain several times because I forgot to bring my umbrella.. I was wearing my school uniform that time.. it was an unforgettable experience for me.. and I learned a lesson from it.. never to forget to bring my umbrella again cause it's really embarrassing when you got soaked in the rain wearing your school uniform.. =)
@emrajr69 (25)
• South Africa
25 Jan 10
Walking in the rain was one of the most pleasureable things to do when we were kids, suitably dressed of course. It just shows that the best things in life really are free!
@singuri (571)
• India
24 Jan 10
I used to do that when I was a child.Now I it do it occasionally.Its always gives a good feel when you walk in the rain without umbrella.I stopped doing it when my mother scolded me severely.I played in the rain and got fever due to that.So parents got worried about me at that time.I don't want to give trouble to them next time.So I didn't do it.
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
24 Jan 10
Yes i did. I love to walk in the rain. When i was in school then i did lot of time. But one thing is true people are staring me. But it's all right. Because it was too fun. Sometime i walk in the rain and drink cold coffee or any soft drinks or ice cream. Wow.......Really the day was too good. I am thinking to do this again, And you should also.