Someone has to do it …. I suppose, but I have never seen it done in the U.S. In fact, I’m certain most Americans would cast aside an umbrella with broken ribs or torn fabric.
In Havana, however, this man will come to your home with an arm load of parts and restore your umbrella to good working condition for a few pesos.
He works sitting on a doorstep with his hands moving in rapid order testing and replacing parts. People gather to watch and then run home to bring him their own needed repairs.