On this rainy Tuesday, it should come as no surprise when tempers flare over that seemingly most innocent of objects, the umbrella. Ask Gothamist presents, for your attention, NYC's Offical Rules Of Inclement Weather Umbrella Etiquette.

  1. Please leave your patio umbrellas in storage or attached to said patio table. You ego maniacs do not need to take up a 10 ft radius of dry space.
  2. If you choose to ignore Rule #1, please have the common courtesy to raise your patio umbrella when sharing sidewalk space with other umbrella-carriers. Not doing so will result in umbrella fender benders and will block traffic behind you, causing both coffee and people to spill.

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