It’s raining here today. Lots of rain. It’s a good day to bring out some umbrellas, so I give you a ThThTh list of umbrella things.¹
a selection of umbrellas
I have lost my umbrella. I do not find my umbrella I have been poked in the eye with an umbrella None of these umbrellas will do
And perhaps our favorite:
The child has somehow got shut inside its umbrella
What would a chiropodist want with a case of umbrellas?
You dance around with my umbrella.
You dance around the obvious weaknesses.
Around the room with my umbrella.
You dance around the room with me.
Q: Three very large men are standing under a single little umbrella. But, not one of them gets wet. Why?⁴
² The song was pretty awful, and I can’t find a record of it. Anyone else ever heard of it? (I fear it may have been written by the chorus teacher himself. And someday he may find my scathing review.)
³ My own superstition, if you want to call it that, is that carrying an umbrella with you will prevent the rain. At least, it rarely rains when I bring an umbrella, and I rarely have an umbrella with me when it does rain.
⁴ A: It’s not raining.
⁵ The umbrellas, that is. I didn’t so much get to try the cocktails…