When you’ve used your umbrella and it’s very wet, it’s difficult to compress it back enough to get the much-too-flimsy plastic cover back on.
A lot of fiddling and flapping, which will induce embarrassment if in a public place. Frustration, anger, often sadness.
What causes it?
It’s part of the wider issue of flawed designs and structures that make life difficult.
Who is affected?
Any individual going into a dry place having just been outside using their umbrella. Often happens on trains or buses, and in office reception areas. Therefore, the majority of sufferers are commuters. Will occur at least monthly for individuals in Britain, and can be several times daily during bad weather seasons.
Can it be avoided?
You can of course not bother with putting the cover back on the umbrella. However this can lead to other micro irritations such as wet knee (coming soon) resulting from resting a used, non-covered umbrella on your lap on the train.