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I love to get mail, almost as much as I love to talk about the weather. So, when I get a note from someone – about people who talk about the weather – I take note.
I found this email in my inbox one day last week. The subject line read: “To the controller of our weather”
I am sure you are aware of this but you are so popular at weather forecasting that people have fun building an image of you not just forecasting the weather, but actually controlling it.
For instance, while waiting in a hospital waiting room the conversation naturally revolved around the weather, with comments like this:
“I wish Cindy would stop bringing all this snow, just because she loves it does not mean the rest of us like it too.”
“I have a good mind to call up Cindy and demand that she stop causing all sorts of inclement weather on my bowling night. I think she has it in for me.”
“Some of those storms she brings to Nova Scotia cause so much damage that I think Saltwire should pay for some of the damages.”
“I have a good mind to email Cindy and demand she give us at least a few days of warm sunny weather,” etc.
While this banter was going on, one woman was looking utterly disgusted and, missing the point of the jokingly friendly time passing chatter, gave us a very annoying look, (like what is the matter with you people, she does not control the weather like some weather goddess) then walked off and plunked herself down in another area of the waiting room. LOL
Russell McManus, Truro, NS
That made me smile. I used to think that it would be fun to be able to control the weather. As I get older, I realize that it is impossible to please everyone.
A few years ago, during a Friday afternoon weather presentation, I mentioned that it was going to be a great weekend, with some sunshine. Someone took offence to that comment and sent a note to my boss pointing out how irresponsible it was of me to seem so happy about the sun. After all, it’s not good to be out in it for too long.
I’ll leave you with this: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad timing.
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