Dear Mother Maple: Up close and personal
Dear Mother Maple:
I was at a music festival recently when a light rain began to fall. There was a young couple next to me, and we’d been chatting back and forth most of the day. When the rain started, they opened up a HUGE umbrella to keep themselves dry.
Unfortunately, the umbrella began to drip rain all over me. How should I have handled this?
The Soggy, Soggy Dew
Sorry to hear this, dear, and I hope this hasn’t dampened your enthusiasm for festivals. To Mother’s mind, you had three options:
- You could have moved
- You could have asked them to move the umbrella
- You could have done the most friendly thing of all, and asked if you could snuggle in.
I remember one time at Winnipeg in a rainstorm, and this handsome fella joined me under a tarp to wait out the rain, and … Oh dear. Mother needs some alone time.
I think you know what you should have done, Soggy. Handle this yourself.