November 17, 2014
There are those who, when it's pouring, automatically raise their umbrellas higher when approaching other umbrella-wielding pedestrians on a narrow sidewalk in order to avoid a potentially perilous tangle and accommodate easier passage for everyone. Then there are those who blithely regard the subway or bus seat next to them as a location more suitable for their weary wet jangled umbrellas than another passenger's flesh and bones. You have a choice in this life to be a kind, considerate soul or to be a mean-spirited, self-centered brat. There is no silver lining in being a thoughtless clod of a cloud.