Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Overheard in the Hallway...

RX: "What's the high temperature supposed to be today?"

Me: "82, 84... something like that."

RX: "Wow."

Me: "It is almost Memorial Day. The weatherman was all excited about the temperature. They always seem surprised when summer comes back around every year."

RX: "Well, their technology is primitive. They always figure that once Fenris wolf eats the sun every year, then that's it."

12 comments:

Joel said...

To be fair, I don't even believe in Fenris and I'm always surprised when summer comes back, too. I suppose it would be even more shocking if you had what you considered a plausible reason it might not.

Comrade Misfit said...

Wasn't there a Calvin & Hobbes strip about that?

Brigid said...

Well, ever since Harold Camping predicted the day of Ragnarok incorrectly, I've been a little less worried.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Thought they stood in the middle of a circle of Tall Stones and looked for a Shaft of Light to hit a spot. Must have been mistaken.

Of course, since ALL Weather is now caused by Man-Made Global Warming, I guess there's no need to figure out when Summer Starts anymore. After all, we're Trapped in a 365 day Boiling Hot Box according to them.

Sure glad I won't have to shovel snow anymore.

Gerry N. said...

I actually know some folks employed by TeeVee news, and there is a real shock to some of 'em when the sun comes up.

You gotta understand that most of the talking heads on TeeVee are libtards and can't remember what they did earlier today. For them no matter how often they've done a thing, it is always the first time, every time. Always new, fresh, and exciting.

Joe in PNG said...

Must sacrifice much grant money to tenured professors to make sun come back.

Steve Skubinna said...

Man, they've been predicting global warming for how many years, and when it comes they're astonished? Wait a few months and watch their heads explode when temps start falling again.

wolfwalker said...

"For them no matter how often they've done a thing, it is always the first time, every time. Always new, fresh, and exciting."

Douglas Adams once described sheep the same way.

OTOH, after the winter we just had, _I'm_ a little startled to be getting short-sleeve-no-jacket temperatures. And a lot happy.

Old NFO said...

I'd LOVE to have a job where if I got it right 50% of the time I'd be considered good... sigh

Toastrider said...

We're lucky they're not making sacrifices to the Aztec pantheon to renew the sun.

AuricTech said...

As a St. Louis native and current SE Arizona resident, it's the timing of the end of summer that often catches me by surprise....

Coconut said...

Meanwhile, in the other hemisphere, we're into greatcoat weather.

Well, not so much that as preferring to sit in a room with a heavy coat than play silly beggars with an air conditioner that's either too hot or cold enough to send an unmanned brass monkey scampering for shelter.

Still.