Parasol season

Am I the type of hydrologist that loans you an umbrella during the dry season, only to take it away when the summer rains start back up?

No – I wouldn’t give you an umbrella to begin with.

That’s your responsibility.

What I can do is give you the rain numbers!

But sadly, I can only give you those numbers after the drops have fallen.

That doesn’t do you much good come Monday morning when you are trying to figure out what to wear, or whether it will rain.

In Belgium, there is a famous saying that the hardest decision that anyone makes each day is what to wear. (Belgium’s weather is famously unpredictable and mercurial.)

In Florida we sort of have the opposite sentiment: why not wear shorts all year round and just throw the rest of the wardrobe away? (Come retirement time, that’s exactly what I plan on doing!)
But back to the umbrella:

My suggestion is to have one with your at all times.

That way, you have one in case it rains… and also in case it doesn’t.

That’s when it becomes a parasol.

Which brings me to my restatement of the question I posed at the top:

Am I the type of hydrologist that loans you a parasol during the wet season, only to take it away come the arrival of the dry season’s scorching sun?

I’ll let you be the judge.

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