Like an injured or dying bat, I see discarded umbrellas everywhere here in Abbotsford. They litter roadsides, abandoned with their skin stretched into contortions, often turned completely inside out.
I wonder what possessed people to just toss them aside. I just don't get it - especially when this usually occurs within a block of a trash can.
I wonder there isn't a person who could roam the streets and rescue them.
I've come to appreciate the value of a good umbrella. They're definitely not made equal. The deciding factors to a quality umbrella lies in better grade material, sturdier supports inside and a handle made out of fine calibre wood, metal or plastic. If I purchase one in the future (its on my wish list) I will choose one that is compact so it can go anywhere with me. It will be bright and bold. It will be highly wind-resistant.
Do you have an umbrella? Do you prefer one which folds up easily or are you the sort who likes a full length one which can double as a weapon to bash intruders over the head?