It turns out that I’m not very good at using an umbrella. Actually, it’s not so much the using of the umbrella that gives me difficulty, it’s finishing using the umbrella where I run into trouble. It was raining this morning, so I walk from my car to my office building with my umbrella over my head. I successfully navigate through the external walking gate, twisting the umbrella sideways to get it through the narrow gate, with minimal rain falling on me. I do the same at the entry door, making it safely inside the building with my hair and clothing still dry. Now safely indoors, I no longer need the protection of the umbrella, so I push the little button on the handle that causes it to close. Only problem–the umbrella is still over my head. All those raindrops that the umbrella has captured now come cascading down on me. This is not the first time I’ve done this.