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Random Rants from an Arizona Goddess

The Weather Forecast - Suitable for chit-chat?

Published by Just Me under on Friday, February 17, 2006

I have numerous friends around the country, each of whom will remain nameless - of course, who insist on discussing the weather with me every time we talk. Is there really nothing more that we can talk about? I mean, in passing, I can understand a brief chat about it.... but really!!

I live in southern Arizona. In the summer, it's a safe bet to say it'll be so hot that you'd swear it was the closest to patting the devil on the back that you can get to above ground... and in the winter, you know it's also pretty clear that nearly 80% of our days are spent with clear blue skies and "no jacket required" temps.

But, to talk about it every time? My take on the local weather man? Waste of money. Look outside for cryin' out loud! It's the only job a person can have and be wrong all the time, and keep your job, no problem. And if you really need to know the weather for your occupation (like landscapers, farmers, construction workers, HVAC sales/repairmen), look at what's happening west of you, and flip a coin to see if it'll hit you in a couple days - it's just about the same science.

Now, the latest sports highlights? Dish on Cheney's itchy trigger finger? Replay of Leno's or Letterman's intro last night? What investment tip can you give me that you just heard about? Mac vs. Windows funnies? That's chit-chat!! Then get to the point of the call already! Time's a-wastin'!

"Weather forecast for tonight: dark." ~ George Carlin

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." ~Kin Hubbard


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