that was.. by far the most unusual judo, uh, 'session'.
so, it started raining a bit before I went out. and by "raining", I mean raining HARD. the kind of amount you usually see only in storms.
I didn't think so much of it, however. and went on my way through the rain without an umbrella. I underestimated it way too much, considering I went all the way there in jeans and sweater. the absolute least water-repellent.
I was wet everywhere once I got there, and had only one change of clothes in my bag (judogi). I put away my wet clothes, tried flushing the water off them, and put them away to dry.
I didn't take long to change into a less hellish getup, but it was pouring just as hard outside in the meantime and starting to get inside.
did I mention the room was underground?
I'll map the entrance for you to picture it: there's stairs going downwards, then one step upwards and the door is right there. in other words, the perfect place for water to pile up. there's also a clogged drain, which didn't help.
as more and more people arrived, water filled the overflowing step-high hole and started to spread in the room. to get in you had to jump over the waterbed, which eventually became unecessary as the room itself was flooded.
people at the door grabbed buckets and drained the water from there into the yard, while people inside pushed the spreading water back towards the door. I helped out with that as much as I could, so at least I did "sports" like I intended. water curling of sorts.
meanwhile, my clothes hanging to dry released a ridiculous amount of water. anyway, considering the flood judo was off the table, or anything else for that matter.
through our efforts, we managed to repel as much water as necessary and the drain unclogged a little bit.
we heard word the rain would pick up again so a few peeps stayed to keep watch. we went home in the spare dry clothes we had, or at least dry enough to make do.
oddly enough, it was kinda fun. except for the outside part, which was more about making sponges out of our clothes.
I'm copypasting this across Kafuka and Kuribo, if you don't mind.