I’m not sure why, but something about the rain makes people freak the hell out, and I’m not sure why. People on the roads tend to drive slower and more cautiously, while a few actually use the excuse to drive a bit crazier. People stand around under cramped shelters desperate to try and stay as dry as possible while their partners run through the rain to try and bring the vehicle closer. People run through the rain like it’s going to melt them like the Wicked Witch, and all of it makes no damned sense.
Personally, I like the rain, and if I have nothing better to do, I don’t mind walking through it. If I have to be somewhere, like to work, I might hurry through it but that’s only to make sure I’m somewhat presentable to work. So why do we hate the rain? I think it’s a bit of vanity and also people don’t want to feel wet.
Feeling wet is something that, I admit, is a bit disconcerting. Your clothes, which normally feel fine and keep you warm, become clingy and cold, making you a bit uncomfortable. The smell of wet people, like wet animals, makes us all a bit self-conscious. Women worry about their expensive haircuts, though guys are just as guilty about trying to cover their heads.
Rain is natural and, during the summer, a bit hard to come by. So the next time you have nothing better to do and it starts to rain, go outside and let the rain pelt your face and soak your clothes. Just don’t be standing outside during a thunderstorm. Ya’know, be safe about it.