Carrying an umbrella during a flood
Watching this BBC video, Rocky observed dozens of Philippinos carrying umbrellas amidst the flood. He asks, “If you are waist-high in flood waters, why carry an umbrella?”
Click here to watch this bizarre BBC video clip:
In one scene, people grasp for a safety rope with their right hand — yet keep their umbrellas erect with their left hand.
Any theories or explanations to explain this seemingly odd behavior would be greatly appreciated.
[Disclosure: Rocky is neither callous nor insensitive to the obvious human suffering in the Philippines. He simply is puzzled by this widespread, seemingly irrational behavior.]