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    7 Important Rules For Umbrella Owners In NYC

    Please don't poke me.

    1. If you must carry an umbrella, carry a narrow umbrella.

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    2. Pay attention when you're walking. Nobody likes being poked.

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    3. Remember you don't have a car, so you'll need to think wayyyyyy ahead. (i.e. prepare for afternoon/evening storms)

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    4. Stay out of the Splash Zone. Your umbrella won't do you much good when you get drenched by a passing taxi.

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    5. Don't buy the cheap sidewalk umbrellas. Invest in something sturdy.

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    6. Don't wear suede or anything that can't get wet. Your umbrella can do only so much on a windy day.

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    7. Collapse the umbrella when you descend the subway stairs or go under scaffolding.

    Nathan W. Pyle / Via amazon.com
    Nathan W. Pyle / Via amazon.com

    These are pages pulled from my first book! (Along with a few that didn't make it.) If you want to see more, come to my book signing at BookCourt in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

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