I have come to you in Swahili language of Kenya, I said ‘my friends’. Like I will ask my real friends, ‘What’s up? How are you doing?’ If I spoke in Pidgin English, I would say ‘Wetin dey happen? How dey go dey go?’
It’s been raining all the days of this week; the Heavens have opened seriously and the downpour has no limit; it does not mind whose ox is gored neither is the rain conscious of those who resides on the floodplains.
Everywhere is wet and everyone is drenched. Interestingly, human and vehicular movement has not come to a halt. Everyone has found a way around it; you either use an umbrella or a raincoat. Let’s think together in today’s Versus Series.
Umbrella is designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight. The word “umbrella” typically refers to a device used for protection from rain and sun. As good as an umbrella is, it does cover the head effectively but does not cover the legs well. In fact, when the wind blows in the rain, the canopy of fragile umbrellas get blown off or gets totally destroyed. The protection of a laptop in a backpack might equally not be guaranteed. It is not all umbrellas that can be placed in the bag after the rain; it, sometimes, feels like a burden after usage.
Raincoat, also called a slicker, is a waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain. The term rain jacket is sometimes used to refer to raincoats that are waist length. Modern raincoats are often constructed of breathable, waterproof fabrics. Students enjoy using raincoat more. They have their bag protected; however their faces are not. Immediately after the rain, a raincoat is dried up and placed in the bag.
What’s the crux of today’s discussion, get the appropriate measure to combat your challenge. For example, a security man will use both an umbrella and the raincoat while it is unnecessary for others. Remember, an umbrella can be used for the sun while a raincoat is not appropriate for usage in the sun.
Your predicament requires the best strategy and not just the strategy employed by someone else. Be dexterous and know the best way to solve your challenge.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the ‘rain’ around you; move towards your goal and experience brilliant success.
Enjoy the rest of the season!
Written by: Olutayo Irantiola