So, how do you use yours? As a quasi walking stick? Hold it by the middle?
If you do not use an umbrella I wonder why you replied to this post?may be necessary in London or large US cities where trains or buses as well as feet are the modes of transportation and a sudden down pour can soak you. But I am never far from my car so a large umbrella is unnecessary and is an encumbrance. A compact umbrella which fits in raincoat pocket, brief case etc is the way to go. A large, handsome brolly is just not needed and is an anachronism where I live.
Yes, but the gentleman in the illustration Will uses for his site has the umbrella held in the opposite direction...
Rossini does make a good point. I have always carried mine with the handle facing forward, too. I'd also like to know the rationale for the handle being in back.Great point, Mr R.
That is indeed always the thinking that had appeared most logical to me.
Why does Will suggest that the handle should be pointing backwards - that's what I'd like to know!