This wonderfully memorable quote I feel perfectly capsulates many Angelino's relationship to rain.
Now, make it "artificial rain" and part of a photoshoot and our Ombrophobia is completely cast aside, but the real stuff that falls out of the sky? HELL NO! While most of the country bundles up and gets on with their day we dive for cover, tucking our blown-out hair under the safety of designer caps or go for a spa treatment to "warm up".... Mind you, our "cold" rainy day is still a mere 53 degrees.
This horrid distaste of rain, is of course mostly found in those Angelinos who are "transplants" from other locations, (the NE, NW, MW, etc.) Mainly anywhere with frigid winters to places which are cold & damp 95% of the time, (Seattle pride right here!) It's these conditions which lead us to escape to the sunny sandy beaches of Southern California.
As much as I wish ALL of SoCal felt this way so we could boycott rain altogether; (*humor my wishful thinking here….) it's unfortunately not the case. Many Native Angelinos ADORE rain, to the point of becoming downright chipper when the skies are overcast and gloomy. This is where the flipside of the "transplant" system comes in.
If you travel to the NW often take some time to ask people where they're from. You'll find that a large number of people are actually from down here in LA. Even more entertaining is to ask them WHY they moved… 75% of the time it's because they were: "tired of it being 75 and sunny every day." <O.O> ????
Funnily enough, the rain effects not only traffic here, but our business too. Clients will cancel, phones go quiet, it's all across the board. Do you have any interesting phenomena's like this where you are?