During our lunch break at work today, my wife and I took advantage of the relatively nice day (a.k.a. “fuck me it’s not raining”) and took a leisurely stroll to the British Museum.
As a lunch break has a limited duration, we managed to walk in, say “ooh, it makes you think doesn’t it?” to a couple of exhibits, marvel (and get annoyed) at the amount of students and tourists there were and (attempt to) walk back out again.
We were in there 10 minutes, at the most.
As we exited the building into the big stone porch area we could see it was raining heavily. The most appropriate English idiom I can think of is: It was absolutely fucking pissing it down.
With both of us clever enough not to wear coats that had hoods, we decided it might be best to wait inside the large porch area until the rain either stopped or at least subsided enough for us to venture into it without the need for scuba gear or a kayak.
It seemed we weren’t the only people who had decided to stand in the dry, but I can assure you
we were the only people I was the only person getting hit in the face with child umbrellas and doused with excess water from umbrellas being shaken off by the neanderthals arriving at the museum.
Maybe they’re visiting family.
My favourite moment was hearing the large oak doors open behind us, followed by a short pause, and then a voice that implied inbreeding was alive and well in our nation.
“Is it still raining?”
No mate, the floor is bubbling and splashy like that because it’s covered in 7-Up and we’re all stood here waiting for straws. Now pull your trousers up, dust off your knuckles and get back in your exhibit!
By now 20 minutes had passed and rivers had started forming. Time and patience were running out, so we decided to start the swim back to the office.
Along the way I joked that it would be typical if the rain stopped mere metres from the office.
My wife laughed.