Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ummmm, 'brella???!!!


It is raining here in New York City and to walk to and from the train is annoying. Why do people carry umbrellas the size of the Superdome???? Jeez, the sidewalks are thin enough and I almost got knocked down by some schmuck who decided to raise his backyard lawn table umbrella over his head. I'm surprised he didn't fly away like Mary Poppins at any hint of the wind blowing. So here I am, with my anorexic umbrella fighting the elements as I get bullied like the scrawny kid in the kindergarten school yard. Mike Bloomberg should fine people $1,000 if their umbrella exceeds a certain amount of inches like George Brett's pine tar infraction. I nearly get my eye poked out every time by these umbrella elitists! Stop it please. It is rain. Don't be afraid to get a little on ya. You won't melt like the Wicked Witch of the West my pretty!
(Did I say 'like' enough times like Dennis Miller?)

- The Mountain Cat

23 comments:

leapofaith said...

LOL...you go, boy! It's so true! Not only are people inconsiderate enough to carry these oversized monstrosities, but on top of it, they're rude about it! They don't even try to maneuver, raise up or move out of the way. Oh...and it's almost ALWAYS a man with the big golf umbrella...worried the rain will mess up the "do", I guess! What happened to the guys that carry a folded newspaper to run through the rain??

Doc said...

"Umbrella Elitists" - very clever!

I have found that you and I have nothing in common. I own no umbrella (huge or anorexic), I don't take a train, heck I don't even take a sidewalk to work. It's like I don't even know you anymore....

micster from Tennessee said...

Dang! Found another place to waste my time laughing!
Please welcome me into your most bizzare world.
Looking for laughs daily.
You made it to my desktop, you should be congradulated.

DirkStar said...

We wouldn't need such big umbrellas if it weren't for global warming...

Christine said...

Ugh...I'm guilty. Maybe I should get one'a those beeny caps with the umbrella top? Check out umbrellahat.net

Jay said...

The only thing more annoying than people walking along on the sidewalks is people that bring umbrellas to sporting events. I want to stick those big-ass umbrellas up people's asses.

The Mama Bear said...

Note to self do not, I repeat do not go to same sporting event as Jay with my big umbrella....that is the only place we use ares, and not too often anymore since the kids grew up, but my ass is gentle ;)

I would have thought an umbrella that size would have blown you away. In the wind we had last night it would have.

The Mountain Cat said...

The irony is that 'Ads by Google' defaulted an ad on this page for 'Large Assortment Of Durable, All- Weather Umbrellas.' LOL

Doc said...

those google ads get you every time.

Leighann said...

Do they "Umbrella Pool" (car pool) with these things or what?

I've never actually seen someone use an umbrella that big!

Still Single! said...

I love this post! I am going to read on to some other blogs! Doc Thanks for stopping by!

Shalom
Still Single.

Doc said...

I am not changing the blog theme music to Rianna's Umbrella no matter what anyone says...

Oh Hi Still Single... glad you stopped by. you are welcome here any time.

Leighann said...

If you changed the theme music to that song, I would flog you.... and you WOULDN'T like it!

Matt-Man said...

Dennis Miller? Didn't he used to be funny? I guess his best joke was when he said back in September on O'Leilly that Giuliani had the nomination locked up. Cha-Cha. Cheers!!

The Mountain Cat said...

Mike Bloomberg has a better chance than Giiliani right now.

Doc said...

Vin, Matt-Man has a better shot that Gilly-Annie now...

The Mountain Cat said...

When I was in London, I dropped my umbrella cover without realizing it when I was in the Tube. Some Cockney fella saw this and chased after me as I couldn't hear him. He was yelling, 'Oy! Oy! Ya dropped your 'brellie!' He eventually caught up to me. I did thank him but he still gave me a dirty look.

Jahooni said...

When I would watch Sex in the City, it never showed umbrellas like that. They were all very slim and sexy like.... I think you are making it up ;-)

The Mountain Cat said...

Well Sex in the City is a true reflection on life in Manhattan you know. I have one night stands every night.
Actually my umbrella does have a feedbag attached to it.

leapofaith said...

I can vouch for him, Jahooni...it's definitely true! Like I said, the culprits are usually men! = )

Jahooni said...

ha ha ha ha... I think TMC has a big Orange and Yellow one.

The Mountain Cat said...

pink pooka dots to be truthful.

Karen said...

leave your umbrella at home and sneak under one of those monster umbrellas with a stranger. You might make a new friend.