The old adage of, “If it ain’t raining, we ain’t training,” could be in serious jeopardy if a pending update to the Marine Corps uniform policy overturns a rule prohibiting male Marines from carrying umbrellas in uniform.

It’s about time.

The aforementioned motto is steeped in a illogical masochism similar to the “pain is weakness leaving the body” banality that every recruit who has even reached the third phase of boot camp realizes is firmly entrenched in idiocy.

In “How to Win Friends and Influence People," author Dale Carnegie wrote, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic."

The escapability of basic logic in the Marine Corps is, at times, admirable.