On the bright side, the lousy weather actually gave me a perfect idea for another green change: using a big, sturdy golf umbrella, and sharing it with others who’ve left theirs at home, in a cab, under their seat at a restaurant or … well, any of the other kazillions of places umbrellas get left.
Investing in a good umbrella means it’ll last longer — usually, the bigger the size, the more it’ll be able to resist strong winds. This means fewer of those cheap compact ones end up broken and in the dumpster. Also, it’s a great excuse to go up to that cute boy getting drenched at the bus stop — you can offer him a little shelter, and perhaps your phone number, too.
But in all seriousness, I will be using my big brolly from now on, or just going without, because there’s no harm in getting a little soggy anyway — I might even end up jumping in a puddle or two!