So today I learned my lesson. Never… and I mean never… leave the house without an umbrella. I remember friends telling me that there are over 32 different micro-climates in San Francisco, but who can remember that first thing in the morning when all you’re trying to do is not forget your muni pass? There wasn’t sunshine when I left my house.. but it definitely was not raining. The funny thing was that I even blew my hair dry and flat ironed it this morning (a rare thing since returning from Thailand… since that trip I’ve pretty much scraped all of that time-consuming nonsense). So there I was, straight, sleek hair.. riding the bus without a care in the world with the notion to stop off in Union Square to do an errand before work and grab an Americano. Come out of the store and BAM. Rain storm. I had about 10 blocks or so to walk to my office. At first, it was kind of funny… people dodging in and out of traffic and avoiding other people’s umbrellas like we were all a part of the Frogger game. Then water was dripping down my face and off my nose, and I soon caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection of a window. I was starting to look like the picture above.. and was tempted to go into Walgreens to pick up a shower cap. I stepped into my office and the first thing people said was, “oohh… forgot an umbrella?” Yep.. that’s right.
Note to self: bring an umbrella.