Tuesday, 17 June 2014

雨の日 / Rainy Days


The morning weather report forecasts rain. What probability of rain would encourage you to take an umbrella with you as you go out? If you spend most of your time visiting clients and customers, like a salesman, you may always carry a fold-up umbrella in your bag. Some people may even have a spare umbrella at work, just in case they get caught in rain on the way home. I would at least take a fold-up umbrella with me if the weather forecast predicted a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain. Of course, I would also look outside, because the forecast is unreliable most of the time. Sometimes I think that carrying an umbrella is like a good-luck charm against rain for me. The fact that I’m even thinking of rain and umbrellas must mean that rainy season is here.

The Japanese version first appeared in the June 2014 issue of the goodspeed monthly newsletter.