the umbrella salesman...  
 

You know i was thinking the other day, as i walked through liverpool in the midst of the rain, about Umbrella salesman... and how you never see them when its not raining...

The I realised all you ever see when its dry are broken umbrellas, and i couldn't help wondering if the two things weren't in some way linked...

Then it struck me... Umbrella salesman are in fact plants... For the vast majority of the time the Umbrella plant lies dormant, in amongst the cracks beneath our feet waiting for it to rain. As soon as it is struck by sufficient moisture it blooms swiftly, flowering into an almost human form, the umbrella salesman...

This then distributes its fruit, what we all know as an umbrella, to helpful animals who use it to shelter from the rain, unwittingly helping to distribute the umbrella plants seeds each time the fruit is opened.

Once the all seeds are scattered, the umbrella fruit soon folds up into an almost useless item which the animal quickly discards.

In some climatic or social conditions of course, the umbrella plant may be forced to mutate into other forms, such as a purveyor of sunglasses or novelty penguins.

My investigations have yet to ascertain whether the umbrella plant is related to insurance or double glazing salesman, however i have my suspicions....

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