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‘It Began to Pour as I Started Across Town. I Had Neither an Umbrella nor a Rain Hat.’

Feb 04, 2019 - The New York Times

Walking in the Rain

Dear Diary:

On weekends, I try to allow extra time to get from Queens to Manhattan by subway. But on this particular day I had not realized how far I would have to walk from the station to the West Village theater where I was going.

It began to pour as I started across town. I had neither an umbrella nor a rain hat and was holding a magazine over my small wool hat to try to keep myself dry.

As I approached Seventh Avenue, I decided to double-check that...