2006-11-04

Snow and Job Security

OK - it would appear that snow and job security don't really go together - but just follow me.

It's snowing again. Don't get me wrong, I love a good snowfall (and this is merely a passing flurry) but I'm not quite ready for winter yet. It was just 60 degrees 4 days ago on Halloween, and there's all the mittens, and boots, and snow tires to start worrying about. Ugh.

I don't remember there being daytime snow in the forecast. Of course, when did you last hear an absolutely correct weather forecast? I know the weather is an ever-evolving entity, and that the science of weather cannot predict all changes, but come on. Meteorologists can be wrong on a DAILY basis and still keep their jobs! Don't get me wrong - I love all things weather and briefly considered a career in meteorology, but it still amazes me with all the tools and technology at their disposal we can't get better than "Highs in the 50s-60s, lows in the 30s-40s, chance of showers, and some sun." Unbelievable.

And speaking of job security, I don't know how Sir Topham Hatt keeps his job. If you are familiar with "Thomas the Tank Engine" you know what I'm talking about. These engines cause more accidents than any form of transportation in recent history. Derailments, "confusion and delay" seem to be the NORM on the Sodor rails, and I simply don't understand how the safety of the engineers and passengers has not been put into serious question.

Well, I'm off to find some mittens, and boots and...


Notes: I'm relisting this post - as for some reason - blogger decided to delete it from existence! Although it is now made even better - just for you - with pictures.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

remember that time we had to shovel 2 feet of "partly cloudy" off ouur cars?

Ah that 20 minute "warm up" for our vehicles to that mix tape.

good times.

Bernie RA said...

There was a Blogger rebuild today, so that may be it.

Sir Topham Hat- I never considered it, but that dude sure is a threat to humankind.