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Opened umbrella. Thought it was raining.

by Amapola on October 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

You know you live for a bit too long in Holland, when opening an umbrella when it's not raining becomes an automatism.

I only noticed after walking a few dozens of meters, not realising it's been dry all the way (that's another story).


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