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Random Thought for Friday, November 14th, 2014: Winter Weather Happens in Winter, Really!?!

IMG_20140503_115522Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

Fall visited us again, the leaves changed color and people all over are sounding a bit silly, “We never see weather like this at this time of year”.

Really? Because, when I actually take the time to look at weather reports from over the past, say 100 years, I come to the conclusion that we have seen weather like this at this time of year during most years or on a 5, 10, 15 even 25 year cycle.

Why is it that people are so shocked when the cold winter weather comes? It is November now, early winter time and yet when it snows in the northern states, there are people who are genuinely stunned at the sight of snow and ice and cold winds.

Did I just fall through a hole in reality and land on the set of Short Attention Span Theater? Does no one remember last winter, you know, the coldest one on record…until you consult the records and see that it’s been the coldest one in 2 years…until you look back 10 years and find that it is close to normal. Heaven forbid you should peruse the records for the last century and see the cycle of every 25 years or so there is snow falling in Atlanta Georgia.

Winter is cold, November is cold for us in the Northern Hemisphere of the world. It is natural, it is the way it should be, it is why we have that lovely song White Christmas simply because it normally snows in December. Please oh please, don’t be shocked.

Sitting on the toilet and realize that you just crapped out 2 golden eggs, that is shocking. Upon examining said golden eggs to find they are plastic golden eggs filled with silver coins would be shocking.  Finding that those silver coins are actually little chocolates wrapped in silver foil is still, somewhat shocking.  Eating those chocolate coins and finding that they are in fact laxatives that laid your butt back on the toilet, that’s just a well planned out practical joke and the only shocking thing here is that you fell for the “golden plastic eggs in the toilet gag”.

Something even more shocking, seeing Frosty the Snowman standing on the surface of the sun, resplendently resistant to the intense heat, taking off his hat and scarf and letting loose his bladder in a perfect parabolic arc, the ultimate “golden arch” of the solar system and the related news coverage of McDonald’s announcing that “Golden Arches” will no longer be a marketing phrase that they will use.

That, that my friends is more shocking and worthy of awe and the “deer in the headlights” looks on your faces.

So please, for the love of snowballs, snowmen and sledding hills, do not be shocked that winter weather happens in the winter.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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