The Life Skills you forget after living in drought conditions
for four years. Specifically - that you shouldn't stand too close to the curb when it's raining.

And that after the first car goes past and saturates you, you should move back, not stand there like a stunned mullet staring down at your now saturated skirt whilst a second car comes past and gives you another soaking.

And that when you do come to your senses and bolt across the road before the third car gets you, you should jump OVER the 3 inch deep gutter full of water, not jump IN to it.

And that there is truly nothing like the smell of wet wool.

(words: Sare, Australia; picture: Steve Wing, Florida)

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