It rained quite heavily this evening. I had a front row seat to the weather as a few of my friends braved a heated patio for some dinner and drinks. I could tell Vancouverites have been spoiled by the great weather this summer by how they reacted to the torrential downpour. It seemed like a lot of people walking by were almost incredulous that it was raining that hard. Almost everyone was without an umbrella. Given the rainy nature of Vancouver, usually most citizens of this city always have a brolly on hand. It’s just something everyone learns if they experience even a single Vancouver autumn. Yet, I only saw one umbrella out there on the sidewalk. It must have been a very sunny and dry summer if it made even the most entrenched Vancouverites forget about the most useful accessory in this city.