Carrying an open umbrella takes up a lot of room on the sidewalk. Whenever I pass people, I usually tilt, lift, or lower my umbrella so I don't block other people's paths. Usually I make eye contact with other people so we can figure out which way to move our umbrellas and not hit each other. But there's always one or two people who don't move and bump right into you without batting an eye or slowing down. There are also people who stand in the middle of the sidewalk while everyone struggles to maneuver around them to get where they're going and out of the rain. Oh and I hate morning weather reports that promise sunshine by the afternoon when instead the sky is dark and it pours all day.