Why Are There No Black Umbrellas by Ellen


November 6, 2015

When traveling without constant access to Google, we observe, we wonder, we guess and come up with any number of possible answers to our questions. It’s a fun game sometimes.
Our most recent mystery has been ‘how come there are no black umbrellas in China’? We see every colour of the rainbow, but not black. Some of our guesses have included ‘a cultural taboo?’, ‘it’s just too boring?’, ‘the stores don’t carry them? ‘, ‘colour is more visible, so safer?’…..
We feel a little conspicuous with our boring black, tiny collapsible ones – and realize that black is the norm for the business person in Calgary. Why is that?
Hmm……more research required!😊