It rained here yesterday. Rain in Georgia is different from any other rain I've encountered. Unlike other states where rain follows a darkened sky, some low rumblings of thunder and an occasional flash of lightning, the rain here comes like a thief in an alleyway - out of nowhere. After two years of Georgia residency, I'm still caught off guard when the sunny day transforms into a monsoon in 4.2 seconds flat.
And yesterday was no different. The day was hot and sunny and beautiful. 4:58 rolled around when - BOOM - the rain started. Lots of rain. The type that comes down at a sideways slant.
I got prepared to run to my car. This meant covering the UPS package with my purse, putting on a jacket (although it was 90º out), and wishing I'd thought to bring my umbrella in after lunch (though the clear sky gave me no indication to worry). As I got ready to leave, my boss Jim stopped me at the door. He instructed me to wait while he ran to his car and retrieved his umbrella. He then came back, walked me to my car, and saw me off.
No my dear bloggers, chivalry is not dead. He happens to be my boss.