I, for one, welcome our umbrella overlords
September 7, 2011 4:44 PM Subscribe
Creative uses for a broken umbrella?
posted by bad grammar to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've had folding umbrellas flipped inside out and broken by the wind more times than I can count. (I know, folding umbrellas are a bad idea, but I walk everywhere or take the bus and I can't carry a full-length umbrella in my backpack.)
For example, when the folding umbrella that I felt sentimental about because I bought it in Italy for E2.50 and it was a beautiful orange color, broke, I snipped off the fabric and may use it as a scarf.
I am left with a cluster of folding pointy ribs, which I can't think what to do with. I also see broken, dead umbrellas all over the place (the eastern U.S. is presently enduring a week of stormy weather).
Off-the-wall suggestions OK (I have read China Miéville's Un Lun Dun)