I have recorded elsewhere an ‘encounter’ that I had with some ladies carrying umbrellas and recently I had another ‘encounter’ but this time with a bloke trying to see me an umbrella.
I was in a foreign city that I had never visited before and it was raining; really raining. Despite this I was determined to see something of the place, so armed with an umbrella I set out. Incidentally, did you know that the meaning of umbrella is ‘little shadow’ and that originally they were designed as sunshades to protect the complexions of genteel Italian ladies? You didn’t, well there you are then, an interesting fact to pull out at the next suitable opportunity.
I was making my way across an open area, umbrella aloft, when I was approached by a man offering to sell me – an umbrella.