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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 25 January, 2020

Will You Ever Be Ready For The Bloody Rain?

Are you destined to be soggy-socked forever?


Ireland has been besieged by rain today, sending people scuttling for their inadequate raincoats and substandard umbrellas.

But just how prepared are you for the dreaded downpour? Will you ever be truly dry?


1. Have you ever spent more than €5 on an umbrella?

I've never bought an umbrella in my life
I regularly steal umbrellas
2. Of the umbrellas you have bought or acquired, how many have you then lost within 24 hours?
100% of them
Around 50% of them

I never carry an umbrella, so never have one to lose
None of them. I mind my umbrellas
3. Have you ever brought a spare pair of socks/tights with you to work/school/college?
4. Do you own a dedicated waterproof coat (a proper one now, not a cagoule you bought for Electric Picnic in a panic)?
5. Which one of these best represents you trying to navigate a busy street in the rain?
6. It's obvious what's about to happen here. Do you feel...

Full of rage?
7. Which of these phrases are you most likely to say?
8. What do you feel when you see someone in this kind of rain repellent rigout?

Petty rage
9. Which of these best represents you today?
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You were born ready!
You've got the lot. North Face, boots, those waterproof trouser yokes. You practically have gills.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
One of these days you'll be ready
You try your best but you will have to eventually splash out on something other than a sub-par umbrella and rain coat from Pennys. You're a grown up now.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Your socks will be forever sodden
You're a lost cause. Just accept your soggy fate. AND STOP STEALING OTHER PEOPLE'S UMBRELLAS.
Share your result:

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