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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Is it ok to walk downtown with my umbrella open to block the heat from the sun?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (14737points) 1 month ago

To block out the heat? It is clear sky here in Red Deer, and very hot. Might stay indoors untill I get paid in the 26th.

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Demosthenes's avatar

I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. I saw a news article this morning about the heat wave that showed numerous people doing that. That’s a perfectly valid function of a portable umbrella even if it’s less common nowadays than it used to be.

Stache's avatar

Sure. It’s not uncommon to see where I live.

LadyMarissa's avatar

It’s OK with me!!! Just as long as you don’t go bumping into others, I don’t see why anyone would care. Once the sidewalk has heated up, I’m not sure how much heat it will block…mostly will only block out the sun from beating down on you. Personally, I don’t care for the heat; so, I’d probably stay home in the a/c until I got paid unless it was of vital importance!!!

ragingloli's avatar

It is, if you are OK with people looking at you as if you had your dick out.

anniereborn's avatar

I’ve been thinking about doing the same thing. Bring back the parasol I say !

Zaku's avatar

Yeah to promenade with a parasol used to be fashionable.

zenvelo's avatar

Sure, people do it all the time, all over the word. In fact, that is what umbrellas were invented for.

“Umbra” is a formal word for shadow. Umbrella means a shade device.

kritiper's avatar

Yes, just don’t open the umbrella indoors.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

It’s done here daily by thousands of people. I see it all the time.

Pinguidchance's avatar

While trees give a commodious and pleasant umbrage, a parasol would defend against the sun.

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/take-umbrage.html

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mazingerz88's avatar

It’s not really big here in the US but in most Asian countries I think it’s perfectly normal and common for men, women and kids to have an umbrella when it’s too hot outside. I suggest just go where no American has gone before!

jca2's avatar

A wide brimmed hat will also do something similar.

ragingloli's avatar

@jca2
Your head will also sweat like a pig under there.

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