Attack of the wellies

It’s been raining solidly for four days here. It’s nothing compared with what Britain’s going through right now; we know that. What’s fascinating about rain here, though, is that at the first sight of a raindrop, people start wearing wellington boots (well, strictly speaking, they’re wearing rain boots, rubber boots or gumboots, after translation). On a wet day, wellies are everywhere. It seems over the top when there aren’t even any puddles, but I’m beginning to think it makes sense.

How many times in Britain did I get wet trousers from walking in the rain? How many times did I walk through so many puddles that my socks became wet? How many pairs of shoes did I ruin with water damage?

The trouble is, if people in Britain started wearing wellies at the first sight of rain, they’d never have need for any other shoes.

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About Natalie Gotts

I've been a management consultant, a nutritional therapist, a Journey practitioner and a mother. I've sold ostriches in China and personal safety devices in Hong Kong. Whatever I've done, and wherever I've been, I've written about it.
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1 Response to Attack of the wellies

  1. Pingback: The difference between British and American wellies | Family Gotts USA Adventure

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