I am not a fan of storms, but I don’t mind rain! I would rather it rain than be super hot… I get grumpy in the heat. It’s probably a good thing that I like rain, seeing as though I will be spending next semester in Ireland.
Rainy days relax me. I always just feel like curling up and watching a movie and maybe drinking some hot tea. That’s not really an option for me today, since I have to go to class.
But fortunately, I enjoy walking in the rain too. It is peaceful to me, because as everyone else is rushing around with their umbrellas, I just take my time and enjoy the rain falling down. I guess this makes me a pluviophile.
Speaking of umbrellas, those are pretty much a useless invention at Purdue. A good majority of umbrellas flip inside out at some point. I have experienced this awkward moment myself, and that’s why I prefer to wear a rain jacket. Or occasionally, on days like today when I forget my jacket and don’t want to walk back up to the third floor to get it, I just go on without anything. Since I don’t care how my hair or clothes look, this isn’t a problem for me.
The only downside to not having an umbrella or coming across puddles without my rain boots on, is that my shoes get wet. Wet tennis shoes is one of my biggest pet peeves. I just can’t even handle it.
People probably feel sorry for me as I walk around campus not equipped for the weather. Funny story! Last semester, I was walking from the Physics building to Stewart cooperative house where I was living. If you are unfamiliar with Purdue’s geography, that is no more than a 5 minutes walk. It just depends on if your timing matches up with the crosswalk signs. It was raining, and I unsurprisingly didn’t have an umbrella or rain jacket. Out of nowhere, a guy in a suit carrying an umbrella comes up to me and says “Here, I don’t want you to have to walk out in the rain.” He walked with me to the intersection where he was turning. As we parted ways, he turned around and said “Oh! By the way, my name is Garret.” So Garret, if you happen to be reading this, thank you for making my day and giving me a good story to tell!
I love random acts of kindness. They warm my heart. I should probably start doing them more for others.
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” ~Isaiah 55: 10-11