Seriously, New York City has to be one of the worst places to live (or visit) when it rains. Why is this, you ask?
1. It’s usually chilly or freezing or windy too (or a combination of these).
2. There are NO taxis available when it rains.
3. It’s difficult to drive anywhere in the city due to limited or outrageously expensive parking.
4. The bus takes forever to come when it’s raining. In fact, it always seems to take forever to come, but when you’re standing in the pouring rain it feels even longer.
5. There’s never an umbrella vendor in site when you need one.
6. If you do buy a street umbrella it will turn inside out when you need it most.
7. If you have a nice umbrella someone will either steal it or you will lose it.
8. If you carry an umbrella all day it won’t rain, and
9. If you don’t bring an umbrella it will pour just when you go outside, bringing you back to number 5.
In addition to all of this, I find myself either going to the hairdresser or the dentist when it rains. Obviously getting your hair done when it’s raining stinks. Going to the dentist stinks in general, and when it’s raining out it just makes it that much worse. Guess where I’m going today? To the dentist! Of course I am, because it’s pouring outside.
Being a real estate agent in New York City in the rain really stinks too.
I say that rain is lovely… when we’re asleep.
Sometimes suburban living doesn’t sound so bad. It would be kind of nice to get into my car today (entering through my attached garage), drive to the dentist and park in another covered area which is attached to the dentist’s office, and get home nice and dry. That is NOT going to happen here. The only way to make that work is if you have a car and driver and that is not going to happen in this lifetime.
Rain, rain, go away.