Last week my friend Andrew went out of his way to buy me an umbrella at the dollar store. I had no idea that dollar stores sell umbrellas but thanks to the magic of one generous friend I will stay dry this spring.

East Hastings Dollar Giant

East Hastings Dollar Giant

Nobody in Vancouver seems to buy umbrellas anymore – every one I know steals them as quick as they lose them. I’m glad that at least one person in this city is doing their part to support umbrella manufacturers!

Here’s a video of the purchase: