I think here in the Bay Area, we get those "pouring cats and dogs" sort of days once every 5 years -- and today was one of them. Just when you think it can't rain any harder, suddenly something blows in and send everyone scurrying for cover.
Of course, it had to be one of the biggest "shopping days" of the years, and only made competition for primo parking even fiercer. I braved one place after another, figuring the rain would slow down at some point, but it only kept getting worse.
What a missed opportunity to hide inside all day, reading in front of a fireplace!!