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Where do lost umbrellas go?

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Where do lost umbrellas go?

Don’t forget to lose your umbrella. It takes studies from the University of Michigan to know that nothing gets lost as easily and easily as an umbrella? It must be a kind of sacrilege in London.

How forgetful are we? The platform super published a report showing normally forgotten objects as well as those that would attract attention as extraordinary: handbags, backpacks, e-cigarettes, cell phones, prams, ultraviolet lamps, dismantled desks, supermarket purchases, a ukulele from billie eilish.

the cellist Yo-Yo Ma he left his 266-year-old Stradivarius, worth over $2.5 million, in a New York cab.

All this to say that the umbrella is on the lost and found podium.

Mary Poppins didn't invent the umbrella.  They have existed for more than 3,000 years.

Mary Poppins didn’t invent the umbrella. They have existed for more than 3,000 years.

Blame the drought?

Is it the effect of drought? Probably: if it rains less and less it is increasingly strange to walk with an umbrella. It won’t be long before we have to explain to the kids that there was a very used object to protect us from the rain called an umbrella.

What are umbrella stands? An 11-year-old boy replies: “Where they sell Paraguayans.”

As the hand arrives, the gadget should be as disposable as possible, which – fortunately – is happening: for the last few decades, umbrellas have always been a little more Chinese. And cheap.

No more umbrellas that don’t fit in your pocket and double as a walking stick!

They were all black until the mid-1960s. With the Swinging London colorful and patterned umbrellas flourished.

Umbrella shop Víctor, a survivor of the species in Independencia and Colombres.  PHOTO Juano Tesone

Umbrella shop Víctor, a survivor of the species in Independencia and Colombres. PHOTO Juano Tesone

famous umbrella shop

We have a famous umbrella shop. Only one in uppercase: Victor umbrella shop, Colombres corner independence. The place exhibits prestige, they took notes on it and it is considered “Living testimony of the citizen’s memory”. Not even Goyeneche went that far. We went in to ask:

– Downpour or thunderstorm?

-Shower! The flood does not warn, it catches you off guard and you need a roof or an umbrella.

-In other words, with the downpour you sell more…

-Yes, with the downpour we sell… – they said at the headquarters, a bronze enemy of the sun who (sur) has been living on rain since 1957.

Climate change.  Umbrellas are now hung to provide shade for pedestrians.  Photo: Shutterstock

Climate change. Umbrellas are now hung to provide shade for pedestrians. Photo: Shutterstock

Life is what happens between a World Cup and a World Cup. Others quantify it the art of losing umbrellas. Among Nietzsche’s unpublished writings was one that said only this: “I lost my umbrella.”

Every time it rains, around 3,000 are lost in TokyoIn his opinion Lost property center of the Metropolitan Police of that capital, where they keep about 900,000 lost objects from all over Tokyo.

After the lighters, there’s an umbrella the most lost everyday object in the world. There is a Facebook page with thousands of members: Lost property CABA and Greater Buenos Aires.

How not to lose the umbrella

The best way not to lose an umbrella is not to have it. Losing an umbrella is not losing a loved one. The love of objects has to do with a shared history, with a sentimental education. There is no compatibility between that affection and the umbrella. Impossible for that to happen. Nobody likes umbrellas.

Made in China?  Some umbrellas don't even resist the wind.

Made in China? Some umbrellas don’t even resist the wind.

In Victor umbrella shop They told us once the umbrellas were paid for in installments without interest. “Our job was to charge the client as if it were a membership fee. Everything changed. Fifty years ago it was full of umbrella shops, now we are left alone”.

Blame it on climate change? “We were left alone, because throwaway culture is very strong and 95% of the umbrellas come from China”.

We lose them and feel an unnerving abandonment. Umbrellas don’t count. Who knows umbrella brands? Where is the most expensive umbrella sold? What’s in fashion?

Some prefer to dance in the rain because umbrellas don’t even last two winds. It’s also a little embarrassing to use them. As if it were “straight” to get wet, there is even a ranking sioma where men using umbrellas subtract points.

Source: Clarin

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