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S-L-A-C-K-E-R
10-27-2011, 07:04 AM
I've noticed that most guys don't use an umbrella unless it's a total down pour. I must be a total girly man. I use my umbrella for a slight sprinkle. I just don't understand why most most guys seem to have an aversion to umbrellas. What gives? :huh Am I the only one who notices this?

defcrew
10-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Too much hassle to carry about but I owned one back in the 70s and would occasionally use it walking to class. I'm seeing more and more people using them to block the sun.

tapeworm
10-27-2011, 07:24 AM
a true manly man wouldn't be concerned about what the next man is thinking about him...whether he is using an unmbrella or not. worrying about what the next man thinks is a feminine trait.

unoguitar
10-27-2011, 07:25 AM
Voted "other".

For me they don't work well when entering or leaving your vehicle. End up getting soaked while trying to get it in/out of the door.

So I always keep a light jacket (+ hat) with a waterproof shell as my "raincoat".

mark norwine
10-27-2011, 07:27 AM
I have a fine, fine collection of brimmed hats. That's my umbrella right there....

bek
10-27-2011, 07:32 AM
I have a fine, fine collection of brimmed hats. That's my umbrella right there....


This. I like my hands free.

GuiltySpark
10-27-2011, 07:33 AM
I prefer my Helly Hansen rain coat, but that's just me. I also have a water resistant computer backpack, so no worries there.

DWB1960
10-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Only if it's absolutely pouring and I'm on my way to work. Otherwise, NEVER!

pickaguitar
10-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Never noticed...it's just a tool to stay dry

GCDEF
10-27-2011, 07:37 AM
I don't use them. They don't work all that well, if you get a little bit wet it really doesn't take long to dry off, and in general they're more trouble than they're worth.

Tommy Biggs
10-27-2011, 07:41 AM
a nice big golf umbrella. fits 2 people. Easy to carry - like a cane.
Slide up next to a pretty girl in the rain with your big umbrella. works like a charm.

Tom CT
10-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Other: I use one when it's raining.

mark norwine
10-27-2011, 07:49 AM
a nice big golf umbrella. fits 2 people. Easy to carry - like a cane.
Slide up next to a pretty girl in the rain with your big umbrella. works like a charm.

I did that once, many years ago....worked like a charm, as Tommy stated!

We walked together until we got to my destination, but she had further to go.

I handed her my biz card and said "keep the umbrella.....call me when you want to return it".

The fun lasted about 6 months....

Schroedinger
10-27-2011, 07:49 AM
Manly men must not wear suits to work then, or walk around outside. Because wearing a wool suit + downpour without an umbrella = smelling like a wet sheep all day.

grill
10-27-2011, 07:52 AM
you guys never been in a T3, or amber rain or red rain or black rain or a T frickin 8!
suicide to use an brelly in a T8.

lol!!

i carry one when the forecast calls for rain. i have several levels of umbrellas.

light, for sprinkles.

med for more robust rain.

full on heavy duty ones for down pours

and a full body poncho for typhoons coz an umbrella will kill someone when it blows out of your hands.

never use them for the sun tho.

tonegangster
10-27-2011, 08:08 AM
I'm in Texas...when it rains here I get naked and dance in my front yard!!

Pietro
10-27-2011, 09:55 AM
I have an awesome hat I wear. Much better.

Beat Up G
10-27-2011, 10:04 AM
Too much trouble. A real man uses his newspaper or attache or runs like a madman.

A-Frame
10-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Real men use umbrellas. They just never share one with another breaux.

twoheadedboy
10-27-2011, 10:06 AM
Only if I'm wearing really nice clothes, which doesn't happen often.

sonicD
10-27-2011, 10:08 AM
I just think they're a pain in the ass to carry around. It's got nothing to do with "manliness". If it's pouring buckets, I'll grab it. If not, I'll try to get by without.

S-L-A-C-K-E-R
10-27-2011, 10:16 AM
I have an awesome hat I wear. Much better.

Yes. it is awesome. :agree

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_U84fPuQrKzI/TJisEGiJX9I/AAAAAAAAFoI/jmxo_Si2S4I/s1600/umbr.jpg

Sandy Cheeks
10-27-2011, 10:19 AM
Where I live it rains so rarely, I have trouble finding the umbrella, somewhere in the back of the closet, to bother.

Wuchak
10-27-2011, 10:20 AM
I prefer a raincoat

Blanket Jackson
10-27-2011, 10:41 AM
I bought myself an extra long hooded Teflon raincoat from LL Bean so now I wear that and want for nothing in the rain. However, before this I would use umbrellas often.

Beat Up G
10-27-2011, 10:44 AM
IF, and only if, it matches my man purse.

laseneca
10-27-2011, 10:47 AM
As one of my old photography instructors told me,

"A gentleman always carries an umbrella but never uses it, for if it's raining he calls cab."

cram
10-27-2011, 10:53 AM
I have no umbrellas.
I would lose the thing if I owned it - no doubt.
I never gave thought to the manliness of it.

Polynitro
10-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Manly men must not wear suits to work then, or walk around outside. Because wearing a wool suit + downpour without an umbrella = smelling like a wet sheep all day.

+1 depends what Im wearing.A track suit? no. A real suit? hell yeah.

Polynitro
10-27-2011, 10:56 AM
As one of my old photography instructors told me,

"A gentleman always carries an umbrella but never uses it, for if it's raining he calls cab."

most cabs wont pick you up if youre soaking wet.

stallworth98
10-27-2011, 06:03 PM
In the US Army they are verboten.

campfirehero
10-27-2011, 07:28 PM
In the US Army they are verboten.

LOL! Infantry Veteran here...:wave

When it rains I just grab a coat and I'm happy to not have to sleep in it anymore...

Fred Farkus
10-27-2011, 07:47 PM
I don't have an aversion to umbrellas.

Fred Farkus
10-27-2011, 07:48 PM
I don't have an aversion to umbrellas.

I don't have an aversion to water either.

Jesus freak
10-27-2011, 07:56 PM
Just walk faster/run and dont step in any puddles!

mattamatta
10-27-2011, 07:57 PM
I only use em if it's raining enough to get me wetter than I'd like (how's that for specifics?)

I do see a lot of people that don't really think about it and have umbrellas held up because it's rainy not because its raining. Especially after it has rained and now has stopped, but people are still standing under umbrellas and running to cars...

shane88
10-27-2011, 08:10 PM
I'm in Texas...when it rains here I get naked and dance in my front yard!!
:bow

bluesjuke
10-27-2011, 11:54 PM
I'm in Texas...when it rains here I get naked and dance in my front yard!!


Yep, cause for rejoicing after what we have been through here!

Dr. Tweedbucket
10-28-2011, 04:54 AM
It all depends on how far I have to walk in the rain and how hard it is raining. I don't like to get soaked, so I'll use one to avoid it. :mmm

HoboMan
10-28-2011, 05:06 AM
I buy the small compact ones from the dollar store.
I have one in every car, one at home and one at work.

mrmatt1972
10-28-2011, 05:12 AM
I had no idea umbrella use (or non-use) was equated with manliness. I use one if it's raining hard and I remember it. Usually i throw on a hat to keep the rain off my glasses between the door of the house and the door of the car.

Flyin' Brian
10-28-2011, 05:54 AM
a true manly man wouldn't be concerned about what the next man is thinking about him...whether he is using an unmbrella or not. worrying about what the next man thinks is a feminine trait.

:agree

Not just umbrellas. Worrying what others think gives them control over your life.

IGuitUpIGuitDown
10-28-2011, 06:00 AM
You see a lot of worrying, here. About everything.

I NEVER use one, they are for girls says all we need to know.

Women live longer than men. Fact. Must be the usage of umbrellas.

IGuitUpIGuitDown
10-28-2011, 06:10 AM
:rotflmao

sws1
10-28-2011, 06:12 AM
I think guys who worry about about doing things for fear of not being a "manly man" are really sad.

stallworth98
10-28-2011, 10:19 AM
LOL! Infantry Veteran here...:wave

When it rains I just grab a coat and I'm happy to not have to sleep in it anymore...

:rotflmao Hoooahh! Now ruck-up soldier...and take that snivel gear off!

RhytmEarl
10-28-2011, 10:40 AM
I did that once, many years ago....worked like a charm, as Tommy stated!

We walked together until we got to my destination, but she had further to go.

I handed her my biz card and said "keep the umbrella.....call me when you want to return it".

The fun lasted about 6 months....


That was genius^. :bow

stevieboy
10-28-2011, 10:42 AM
I don't use an umbrella very often, but I never thought of it as a manly thing.

If I did use an umbrella, I'd get a Hello Kitty one.

digiTED
10-28-2011, 11:38 AM
I live in a city with a rainy season and am always walking somewhere. I use one when needed instead of wearing my umbrella as some kind big ass jacket that must be worn damp and cold if it's raining all day.

Umbrellas are more civilized if you're not out in the country or in and out of a car.

scottlr
10-28-2011, 11:41 AM
I use mine all the time. I do not like those folding/telescoping types, though. I use an old fashioned one.

And maybe 70% of the time, if I carry it with me into work, I don't actually need it because it doesn't rain. ;)

Julia343
10-28-2011, 12:17 PM
The topic of this thread is hilarious. It is indicative as to why we live longer. And I thought in Texas you'd need one for shade these days. lol.

Mr. Kite
10-28-2011, 12:49 PM
I am a girly man with a parasol

george nada
10-28-2011, 12:51 PM
i don't have a car. i ride the subway and the bus all the time. for this reason, i don't play. i have a giant black and white golf umbrella. but i also have a bright blue and yellow and black raincoat if it's not going to be raining too hard.

Rampage
10-28-2011, 02:00 PM
It doesn't rain in Phoenix, so I guess I fall under "other."

GuiltySpark
10-28-2011, 02:08 PM
The topic of this thread is hilarious. It is indicative as to why we live longer. And I thought in Texas you'd need one for shade these days. lol.

We are just now remembering what rain was like. It was FAR too long!

zzmoore
10-28-2011, 03:38 PM
For Christ sake guys.....that's water falling from the skys......not battery acid.
Cowboy Up for Pete's Sake.

Jetrow
10-28-2011, 03:44 PM
"There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. By doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to all things."

The Way Of The Samurai (http://chabrieres.pagesperso-orange.fr/texts/hagakure.html)

MGT
10-28-2011, 06:22 PM
Not sure I understand - how is there something unmanly in staying dry? When it's cold, I wear a coat/gloves/scarf and if it snows a lot, I wear boots. Is that weird? If I'm driving in the rain, I use wipers to clear the rain off of the windshield. i could go on....

LearnedHand
10-28-2011, 06:29 PM
I have a fine, fine collection of brimmed hats. That's my umbrella right there....

Ditto :BluesBros

PAF
10-28-2011, 08:41 PM
I live in WA state ... we don't rust