Humorous Pastafarian Neighbor Uses Mixing Bowl as Rain Hat in Suburban Mail Check

Riley Sundew

Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

On a rainy day in a quaint suburban neighborhood, one resident captured the attention of the internet with her inventive approach to staying dry. Equipped with a black blouse adorned with white patterns, black shorts, and white Crocs, the woman braved the wet weather to retrieve her mail. However, what stood out the most was her choice of headgear: a large stainless steel mixing bowl.

The image, which has gone viral on Reddit under the title "My genius neighbor," shows this resourceful individual standing next to a cluster mailbox. The ground around her is soaked, with leaves scattered about, hinting at the recent downpour. Behind her, a small retaining wall made of stones and greenery adds to the suburban charm of the scene.

The humorous sight sparked a flurry of comments, many of which speculated about the reasoning behind her unusual rain hat. One user humorously suggested, "You assume it's for the rain, but maybe it's to stop mind controlling aliens. Don't judge until you have all the facts lol." Another added, "Your neighbor may be a Pastafarian," referencing the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a satirical religion known for its followers' quirky headwear.

In fact, several commenters identified the woman as a practicing Pastafarian, a claim supported by various links provided in the thread. These links detailed the rights of Pastafarians to wear colanders or similar headgear in official identification photos in some states. One user enthusiastically exclaimed, "May they be blessed by His noodly appendage," while another shared a witty prayer: "Thy noodle come, Thy sauce be yum, on top some grated Parmesan... R'Amen."

Despite the lighthearted nature of the discussion, not all comments were in jest. One user defended the woman's choice, writing, "Are you making fun of this person's religion? Seriously, you should be ashamed." This comment reminds us that while the image is amusing, it's important to respect individual beliefs and expressions.

Whether she was warding off rain, aliens, or simply making a statement, this Pastafarian neighbor has certainly brought a smile to many faces. Her creative use of a mixing bowl as a rain hat is a testament to human ingenuity and the joy of embracing the unexpected moments in life.

As the rain continues to fall and the leaves keep scattering, one thing is certain: this genius neighbor has become an internet sensation, reminding us all to find humor and resourcefulness in the everyday.

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Top Comments from Reddit


Your neighbor may be a [Pastafarian.]( edit: Notice the Crocs? She's wearing her holey attire.


You assume it's for the rain, but maybe it's to stop mind controlling aliens. Don't judge until you have all the facts lol


May they be blessed by His noodly appendage


Pastafarian spotted!


She’s a practicing Pastafarian. I believe it’s allowed to be used in drivers license photos. At least in some states. Edit: yep!****chusetts-pastafarian-wins-right-to-wear-a-colan/


Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, of course!


Are you making fun of this persons religion? Seriously, you should be ashamed. Thy noodle come, Thy sauce be yum, on top some grated Parmesan. Give us this day, our garlic bread…and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who t****le on our lawns. And lead us not into vegetarianism, but deliver us some pizza, for thine is the meatball, the noodle, and the sauce, forever and ever. R'Amen.


That's using your noodle!




Get outta here with your intolerance. Obviously, they are a Pastafarian.

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