There seems to be an unspoken umbrella etiquette in Manhattan that no one ever told me about. If they had I might have thought twice about moving here. Apparently, short people aren’t really supposed to use umbrellas when it rains. Because if you do – tall people get frustrated that your umbrella bumps into their elbow or bag or for some horrible giants, waist. And they make that huffing sound that only tall people make, accompanied with that dirty look that only New Yorkers can pull off. And I just wonder if they think ponchos are a better option for us. So sometimes I buy those extra-wide, family size umbrellas and traipse around the city, occasionally when its not even raining.