People look at me like I’m crazy as I walk down the street. I know I get looks a lot of the time, and oftentimes for good reason, but today/tonight has been particularly ridiculous.
Sure, I’m using an umbrella when it’s not raining, but all it takes is a little logic (or perhaps I’m just a bit too creative and/or crazy for the average Japanese person?).
So, it isn’t raining. What other reasons might someone use an umbrella? To block the sun. Okay, but it’s a clear umbrella. And sometimes it’s even nighttime when I’m using it. So, the sun thing doesn’t make too much sense. Okay, why else might someone use an umbrella? It is usually for some sort of protection from the elements, right? So, what elements are at play right now? Ridiculously cold temperatures. Wind. Hmm… I wonder if those have anything to do with it?
As my hair rests calmly halfway beneath and halfway behind the umbrella, you’d think people would grasp the fact that I am using the umbrella to block this frigid wind. But no, they really don’t seem to get it. They just stare at me like I’m totally nuts. Which, by the way, is quite a different look from the usual one I get as a foreigner. Just saying. 😛