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23rd June 2011

Umbrellas @ 07:26

I’ve got too many umbrellas; They seem to breed.

I realised this when I packed my shit up and moved from Yorkshire to Warwickshire. In the pile of “Stuff to find homes for” I had 4 golfing umbrellas and 1 walking brolly. That’s only five. But then, in the boot of my car (and still in the boot of my car) I had yet another golfing umbrella, a miniature umbrella (for a handbag that I don’t have) AND the brolly I got specifically for putting in the car for when it rains and I don’t have a coat.

That’s a lot of brollies.

BrollySo most of them went into the lock-up in Liverpool where all my worldly possessions are still. I gave 2 away and thought nothing else of them.

Spin forward nearly 12 months; I’m visiting my mum and dad.

“It’s raining out, you’ll need a brolly” says my dad.

“I don’t have any with me, they’re all in my lock-up or in my car back in Leamington Spa.”

“Well why don’t you take one of the ones you’ve left in the cloakroom” came the reply.

I looked puzzled. More? Moar brolleez?

And there. In the cloak room. Moar brolleez. Not one. But three. One from my youth, one I’d left there when I’d visited in the past and one that I couldn’t remember even owning.

Curiously I don’t appear to have the same breeding success with calculators, money or remote controls.

 
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From:lucybutler
Date:23rd June 2011 11:28 (UTC)
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Do you dress-up as Mary Poppins in private?
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From:necropalice
Date:23rd June 2011 12:00 (UTC)
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I never have an umbrella and always get wet in the rain and then everyone laughs at me and asks why I don't have an umbrella and all I can say is I don't know :(
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:23rd June 2011 20:28 (UTC)
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Curiously I don’t appear to have the same breeding success with calculators, money or remote controls.

I beg to differ on the remote controls, there are two more here since you moved in
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From:dr98emd
Date:23rd June 2011 21:49 (UTC)
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I think you just liked my pics of umbrellas and underwear ;)
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From:louenn
Date:25th June 2011 15:13 (UTC)
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Brollies are quite scary things. There's either loads of them - or none of them.

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