10 Reasons to Hate Rains #WordsMatter

I hear the drizzle of the rain falling_rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls ~ Paul Simon

Rains! Aah! The Rains!!

There’s something magical about the rains. Everyone loves this season. Some love its scent, some the freshness in the air, some its pitter patter, some love the pakodas and tea which are the mandatory accompaniments of rains, some love dancing in the rains…

I am seeing the rain falling in waves, splattering outside the window. I spin around, and turn my face to the dark sky. I step outside and let the downpour stream through my hair, down my face, soaking my clothes. The cold wind gives me goose bumps, but I dont care. I am delighted and excited…. but not for long. Because after a short while this euphoria about rains vanishes and turns into outrage and disgust.

Yes, when it rains, I don’t like it. Well, that’s putting it mildly, actually, I hate rains.

Hate rains?? Yeah, you heard it right and and I do have valid reasons to say a word as strong as ‘hate’ for rains.

Let me share my list of reasons to hate rains and I am hoping that it convinces you to hate it too!

1. No matter whether you carry an umbrella or a raincoat, you still get wet. Now, if you wanted to get wet, you’ll not be using that umbrella or raincoat. Right?!

2. The lower part of your clothes ALWAYS gets wet and dirty. And it’s so dirty, that the stains never vanish. Even ‘Vanish’ fails in its action! And that advertisement for ‘Tide’ is truly misleading!

3. The washed clothes never dry or feel fresh and are usually damp. Yes damp, even after spinning it dry in the machine. One portion of your house resembles a dhobhi ghaat with a clothes rack or clothesline running from one curtain rod to the other with a fan at full speed to dry up the clothes.

4. Your pet dog and cat stink. And imagine if they have ticks during this period!!

5. Your hair is all dull, lifeless and frizzy. And you know, what wonders this can do to your look!

Hate Rains

6. The smell of the wet clothes laced with humid sweat of co-passengers in a bus or a train converts it into a musty, stuffy fume box!

7. There are traffic jams or the traffic moves at a snail’s pace. And if you have KG as a driver, you can have a non-stop commentary on the driving skills of all the drivers on the road.

8. If you cry in the rains, nobody can see it. And there are times, when you want somebody to see you crying!!

9. If you are stranded on the road, you jump or yell or use sign language like a maniac, but no bus, no taxi, no autorikshaw will ever go your way! And the Olas and Ubers would be scarce with sky high surge prices.

10. You face God’s wrath in the form of lightning and thunder, from the heaven above and you also face the wrath of the Electricity Board in the form of power-cuts and no signals from Tata Sky on your TV.

So, as Geet in Jab We Met would have said, “Aap convince ho gaye, ya main aur boloon??” (Are you convinced or should I say more?)

Do you love rains or hate rains?

I received this tag from Esha M Dutta at MySoulTalks. It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Shilpa Gupte at Fictionista. There are 42 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 6, 7, 8 September. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised!


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  1. Oh I truly love the rains, especially watching it from inside 😉 And yes the chai and pakoras are inevitable consequences of rains. I love driving in the slow rains too with retro songs on the stereo. Walking in the rains is another fav past time of mine – I love to get drenched. Needless to say, I find rains very very blissful!! 🙂

    Your views on it made me chuckle Shilpa- seems you have been caught at the wrong ends of it one time too many!! 🙂

  2. Main bilkul convinced hoon, Shilpa! 🙂 I totally hear you. Although we always tend to associate rains with all the lovely things in life like love, romance, nostalgia, beautiful memories and all that, there is that other side to it that isn’t so pleasant. We all tend to focus on which side we either love or hate the most! Growing up, I never really liked the rains but now I do!

  3. Ha ha ha Shilpa, your post came like an antidote to all the rest of romantic writing on rain. I agree to some extent. It does get annoying after a point, or if you have to step out of the house. I’m sure you don’t feel like this when you’re home and free to sit and watch it raining. Come on now, confess!

  4. Totally different take on rains. And believe me, I am fully convinced now and I do have reasons to hate rains. If you ask my son, he would add one more reason of loud thunders that come with rains as another reason to hate them

  5. I only love the rains when I’m safely tucked inside 😛

    I hate getting wet in the rain! The clothes take forever to dry and there is a weird stench everywhere! I hate it when my shoes get wet also.

  6. I am fully convinced with your reasons to hate rain because I have been certainly there with most of them or have seen my mother grappling and mumbling about the zig-zag clothesline across the rooms with damp laundry drying under the fan running at full speed.

  7. I too have this love-hate relationship with rains, Shilp.

    I love it when it rains but only when I am indoors, nice and dry. The moment I have to step outdoors to run an errand, I imagine my shoes all wet, the roads dirty, the umbrella getting stolen at the supermarket (mine got exchanged and I was left with a half-broken one!) and my clothes that will getting wet even in two minutes of rain!

    I am grateful that I don’t have to travel to work. I am saved! But, I remember how it used to be when I did travel for work and travelling in a bus, with all the wet bodies around you, and the potholes and the what-nots testing your patience…

    And, you are so true about the Tide advertisement being so misleading! Oh, and walking my pet dog during rains used to be….ah, one tough test for my patience!

  8. Sitting here next to a mini dhobi ghat, I can understand that third point easily SG. And yes, having to cross a major junction at peak hour in the rain, I definitely don’t like the rains at that time either. It’s bumper to bumper traffic and so dull.

  9. I’m glad to know that there are more people like me out there who dislike the rains. Unfortunately, too many rainy day scenes in Hindi movies have romanticised this season.

  10. Hahaha. Aur bolna padega. 😛 I know it can be such a hassle when it rains. Especially at a place like this with landslides and cloud bursts. But I still love rains! Oops.
    Thanks for joining the blog hop again. Hope you have fun 🙂

  11. Now that you have mentioned it, these points do make the rain a little less romantic. My hair is the first thing that reacts to rain and I really hate that.
    Point number 8 – dil ko choo gayi 🙂

  12. Sounds truly horrible! You haven’t convinced me, though. Seems like you need a better clothes dryer! (Have you checked the lint filter, lately, and had the vents cleaned from the back to the outside of the building?) Surrender to the rain – you could wear a rain hat (or shower cap) to protect your hair, and a good raincoat (trenchcoat, longer length) for clothes, a pair of galoshes over your shoes, and just enjoy the feel of the rain on your skin – forego the umbrella altogether! Sure, it’s a mess – it’s God’s way of reminding us we once didn’t worry about the mess, but focused on the joy of jumping into mud puddles and hunting for frogs’ eggs.

  13. I love rains, especially going for a drive when it rains. But I agree, the reasons you gave are completely valid. The power cut, clothes getting dirty, road blocks due to rain, and the auto rickshaw scarcity and the sudden increase in rate of the available autos.
    Still, rain is romantic and nostalgic and something I always look forward to. ❤️

  14. ha ha! I loved it like you summed it. Fully convinced. But I still don’t hate rains.
    What a cool one, Shilpa. I loved reading the reasons and all are so fair. You are indeed logical. Need I say analytical?
    Thanks for joining us with this fun post.

  15. Wow! Totally convinced! I used to think all of this when I had to go to work despite heavy rains. Now that I’m not working, I can appreciate the other side of the coin, with a cup of tea in my hand.