This is what it looks like in my apartment building when it rains.
It isn’t safe to use the stairs, you see, because the skylight above the stairwell is broken and massive quantities of rainwater make the stairs slippery. This has been the solution, mind you, for well over six months now. Once or twice when I have used the stairs in the rain, I’ve had to carry an umbrella.
Now, if you don’t live in New York City, I promise you’d be amazed to know how much we pay for this apartment. Amazed, at least, that our monthly rent doesn’t get us a gym, pool, and weekly continental breakfast. Let alone a functioning roof that actually keeps out the rain.
We will be moving soon.