Thursday, November 19, 2009

Caught in the rain.

My husband insisted that I be there for 5.30pm on the dot. I was not to be late. So, knowing it would take me five minutes to walk round in the rain and the gales, I left on time. I was unable to even put up my brolly for fear of it blowing away in the storm. Windswept and wet, I knew he'd be at the corner waiting and a smile crossed my face as I ran the last few steps, finally reaching my destination....

He wasn't there. It was exactly 5.30pm and he was nowhere to be seen. So I began to walk. And walk and walk and walk. Eventually, the glare of the headlights caught me like the proverbial rabbit and he must have realised his fate, when he saw mascara running down my face, hair plastered to my head and the useless brolly, pathetic at my side.

A mug of tea has been made, a bath is being run and a contrite husband looks forward to being forgiven. Goodnight.

Atchooo!




19 comments:

Michelle said...

Poor thing. What exactly is a brolly?

koralee said...

I love your story...yes what is a brolly? Umbrella? Thank you for visiting me and entering my giveaway! Your blog is lovely.

Laurie said...

Despite missed paths tonight, husband sounds like a nice man.

Brolly ...umbrella!

One week ago, I was having several weather-days like yours. Must have taken a week to get across the Atlantic to you--you should read my posts from last week. Trust me, you'll be able to relate!

I'm really enjoying your blog. Plus now I know an adorable new word to impress my friends with. Too bad I didn't know it last week!

Happy day tomorrow .....

http://youmusttakeyourchance.blogspot.com/

angelcel said...

Yes, brollies are fairly useless in anything but a 'drop of the soft stuff'. Even then, I find the wind often blows the water around and under the canopy like I'm in the middle of a Whirlpool washing machine, and you should see what that does to my hair (or maybe you shouldn't...it's really not a pretty sight)! :)

I love your little sketch. Is that your own?

Sumandebray said...

Reading your story of "November Rain" ... I started to miss the rain. Have not walked in the rain for a long long time.
So has he been forgiven? sure he was!

Helen McGinn said...

Michelle, yes umbrella...sorry! *L*

koralee, thank you and ditto!

Laurie, oh he is. I'll go check out your weather related posts. Looking forward to reading them.

angelcel, earlier, when I arrived at the school to get the kids, the mums looked at me puzzled and asked why my brolly was down...well, I didn't want it blowing away in the wind but it is a very nice brolly and cost more than my hairdo....*L* My hair looked like it was trying to leave my head by the time I got home. It sat, there, a furry wee animal, trying to escape... Yes, I sketched it quickly whilst waiting for the bath....*G*

Sumandebray...I do love walking in the rain; not so much a storm though. Of course he was, the minute my toe entered the bubble filled bath! :O)

Protege said...

I hate rain and wind; in combination this is one of the worst elements I know.;)
But it is nice with a hot bath after being through the outside washing machine.;)
xo

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love a good rainy day when I don't have to be anywhere or when the sounds of the rain have lulled me to sleep.

Being stuck in it sucks.

mise said...

Do you think there might be a placatory pearl necklace?

Cairo Typ0 said...

Your husband needs to start making it up to you in shopping trips and pastries. You had better not hear the word "no" for a quite a while after this!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, make him pay!

gaelikaa said...

I've had situations like that too! And if I did that to him, well.....

Unknown Mami said...

Oh, he messed up!!! No soup for him!

Ginger said...

Ooops. Yes. He does have some making up to do.. Sending warm, dry thoughts your way.

Also, one of the international schools I'm looking to interview with is in Aberdeen. That seems way north to me. Do I want to live in Aberdeen? Keep in mind that I have no brolly skills..

Marianna said...

I enjoy a good walk in the rain, given the right conditions. Like not wearing mascara and definitely wearing rain gear.

How wonderful that hubby made amends!

I Wonder Wye said...

Okay, I am assuming here a brolly is an umbrella -- what was hubby's excuse?? Did you tell him that from now on you'd jolly well try to get there on time, but wouldn't be so pressed in the future?? geez. Stopping by from SITS, you were my share-fest...

bikehikebabe said...

We don't have a lot of rain here in the mountains of New Mexico, USA. But when it does, it rains hard & the sun is bright 1/2 hour later.

Melissa B. said...

What a lovely man. And the mug of tea sounds delightful! We're expecting rain and gale-force winds ourselves tonite...

Shelle said...

He's a lucky fella!!! Remind him *Ü*