The Umbrella Conspiracy

Looking around on this windy day, I cannot keep my mouth shut anymore, when the truth should be out there.
But first, check these links for a history lesson. Link 1 | Link 2
So, since the early 17th century, they’ve been used eh ? So what happened after some 300 years ? THIS:

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(These pictures aren’t gathered over the years. No, these were taken in one day, just strolling around the block, doin’ groceries.)

Yupz, a gush of wind, even as low as windforce 4 on the scale of Beaufort, and it’s over. You have to buy yourself a new one again. So here’s the theory. They (the manufacturers) make them so weak, you have to keep buying them.
Let’s be honest, how many have you bought in the last year (no, you lazy car drivers, don’t answer. This question is only for the hard working pedestrian) ?
Then the next question is, what can we do about this horible conspiracy ?

3 Responses to “The Umbrella Conspiracy”

  1. Albi Says:

    I have bought zero because I use my parents’ umbrellas, but I have not damaged one of those in all these years. The solution, of course, is, to do away with the winds and all those umbrella guys will be out of business…

  2. [Tinus] Says:

    At the moment I have 3 umbrellas and only one of those I bought myself (Who would expect rain in Florence?:rcrazy:). So you can say they (=umbrellas) make nice presents. 😀

  3. Bern Says:

    I know I’m not supposed to be awnsering this, but hey, see if I care.

    The awnser is NONE. But you already guessed that. I’ve got one umbrella in my trunk, and that’s where it always is. And stays. Because I just don’t do walking.

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