Rainy Days: Fab or Drab?

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Nessah Wendt

For some, the rain is great, while for others it’s awful.

Nessah Wendt, Columnist

Rainy days in Arizona can be the best! Warm tea or hot cocoa, blankets, the smell of the rain! Whenever it rains in Arizona, everyone knows it. Even though most Arizonians love the rare treat of rain, not all of the country shares our appreciation. According to BestPlaces, Illinois on average gets about 108 days of rain a year! Meanwhile, here in Arizona, we only average about 33 days a year. Although it’s hard for us to understand, many people who live in states with much more rain do not find it enjoyable.

Let’s start with the fact that it is much harder to get things done during rainy days. Who wants to go to work when they could be at home with hot cocoa and a blanket instead? According to Odyssey, some of the most common reasons for people not liking rain include wet socks and shoes, there is more traffic, you have to deal with wet umbrellas and it makes you extremely tired and not want to do anything.

On the other hand, rain can be great! According to Lifehack, people who love rain often have happier lives! People who enjoy rain typically are more resilient during tough situations, tend to keep a better perspective, can see beauty in sadness, and are more confident in themselves. Odyssey says there are many reasons to enjoy the rain such as time to be lazy, to snuggle up with a loved one or your pet, to watch movies, and to bake. 

All in all, it comes down to preference. There are many reasons to love the rain but it is also understandable why people do not. It can also depend on where you live and how much rain that place has in an average year.