umbrellas http://www.kplu.org en A 'Rain City' mystery: Why don't people in Seattle use umbrellas? http://www.kplu.org/post/rain-city-mystery-why-dont-people-seattle-use-umbrellas <p>A lot of people in the &ldquo;Rain City&rdquo; take pride in the fact that &ldquo;real&rdquo; Seattleites don&rsquo;t carry umbrellas. But, I walk around town with a portable roof over my head.&nbsp;</p><p>The result? I stay dry, my hair doesn&rsquo;t get tousled, and I can use my iPhone while I wait for the bus. I also get dirty looks. Granted, my umbrella isn&rsquo;t small. I actually call it my yurt. That might have a little to do with it, but the reality is this region is anti-umbrella.</p><p>Why? Is it weather denial? Affinity for wet jeans? An attachment to rain jackets?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-are-seattleites-anti-umbrella"><strong>Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:20:20 +0000 Charla Bear 3534 at http://www.kplu.org A 'Rain City' mystery: Why don't people in Seattle use umbrellas?