Rainy Days: Love 'em or hate 'em?

Rainy days seem to be one of those things that people either love or hate. I've asked around, and opinion is increasingly polarized on this topic.

Those who love rain say it creates a sense of calm and tranquility, is good for the environment (e.g., grass and trees), and serves as a useful cleaning agent for things like cars. They also say it makes for great sleeping or reading weather.

Then there are those who loathe rainy days, saying that too much rain makes them depressed and keeps them holed up at home.

I think it all depends on one's personality and how often they like to be in doors. If you're an outdoorsy person who enjoys sunbathing on the beach or jogging at the park, rainy weather is sure to be an inconvenience. If you like staying at home reading or watching Netflix, the rain is less likely to bother you.

The only time that I can't stand the rain is when I have to be somewhere at a certain time -- say, at work for a meeting, church for a wedding, or the local area for a concert. Inclement weather tends to increase the likelihood of accidents on the road, not to mention that people are driving a lot slower to begin with. This alone can increase your commute by at least 10 minutes. What's more, your clothes and personal items can get wet. Trying to dry up in an air-conditioned room is no fun.

If I'm in bed, though, nothing lulls me to sleep quicker than the peaceful sound of light rain. It's those heavy thunderstorms that usually keep me awake at night, especially if the power goes out!

Where do you stand?  Do you love or hate rainy days?

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