Speaking of getting fleeced, but not getting an umbrella out of the deal...
I lost my umbrella at some point a few weeks ago. This is not surprising. I go through umbrellas like people go through napkins. I've successfully navigated the raindrops without getting soaked until this morning, when it was evident I wouldn't make it to work without getting drenched. I got as far as the tube station and bailed out to Boots, the British equivalent of CVS, figuring I'd get a cheap umbrella there.
BLOODY £10 for a freaking UMBRELLA.
This thing better last me at least through the rest of the year!!!!