Winter pet peeve

Umbrellas for little kids. When did they even start making these?

It's stressful enough to walk down a city street crowded with adults carrying umbrellas (especially now that some people think that golf umbrellas are appropriate for city use, which, NO they are NOT.) But in the past couple weeks I've seen a decent number of kids under the age of 6 "carrying" (more like swinging around haphazardly) their own child sized umbrellas downtown. Giving your kid a pointy thing that's exactly at adults' eye level in a crowded city setting = TERRIBLE idea, parents.

Everyone under the age of 12 should just stick with hooded rain slickers and galoshes, which are more fun for kids anyway, amirite? I mean, I'm pretty sure I didn't even own an umbrella until college.
By the bri guy at 1:05 p.m. Dec. 19, 2010
Interestingly, while I agree, MY winter pet peeve also incorporates your classic picture above... That is, I hate salt. In Chicago, there is usually more salt than snow. It makes my jeans white, crusty, and altogether yummy.
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