Raindrops are Falling

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

~B J Thomas

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It is raining here.  No kidding!  I just returned from the store and the above song came to mind.  Remember that movie a long time ago, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  This song came from that movie and plays in the background while Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) rides around on a bicycle in the rain.

Well…I got to thinking…again…

And…I was wondering…

Does a person get wetter while walking in the rain or by running in the rain?  Yes, I know the question is frivolous, but I’m a wonderer and this is what I wondered today…so far.  I would love and appreciate some answers on this most important, pertinent but flimsy, quirky question.  So if you have a spare moment or two, please offer your viewpoint.

Today is for levity, so lighten up and smile! 

Shalom

©Jeanne E Webster

14 comments on “Raindrops are Falling

  1. I see the verdict is in :)

  2. I cheated and did a little research, since we did not have a solid result. I’ll let you read the solution here:

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/827/which-will-keep-you-drier-running-through-the-rain-or-walking

    You may be surprised! :)

  3. Love that song, and the movie. Remember seeing it for the first time in a theatre with my parents, and have loved it ever since.

    As far as walking vs running – I agree with Bro Pat … but then, it would all depend on how hard it is raining, right? :-)

    My question … How come you didn’t walk in the rain and then run in the rain to see which got you wetter? Just askin’ :-)

    • Hi Dru! This is getting interesting! I may have to check online and see if I can find substantiation somewhere. That’s what I get for thinking.

      Re…I was driving to the store in my car, Dru. Not walking. I didn’t get wet until I got to the parking lot! :)

  4. Susan Michaels says:

    sounds like a trick ?…but I’d say it’s the same walking or running! Rain is rain and wet is wet! :) (unless you have a big umbrella)

    • Hey, Susan! I would have to side with you. Seems like wet is wet, hih? No, umbrellas not welcome! Only clothes, of course!

      Thanks for your solution! :)

  5. Good News says:

    I think that the faster that you run, the wetter you get.(*&^%$#@)…. Bro Pat.

  6. Dicky says:

    Walking in the rain.

    • Dicky, you say walking a person gets wetter. Is that because you are exposed to the rain longer, versus running you are out in it less time? Someone mentioned that running you get less wet because of the weight of the rain?

      Thanks for your opinion! :)

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