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05:24 pm: Good evening...
We've had a beautiful day today, despite the naysayers early in the
month who said we would have but one day of summer this year. Blue
skies, a little cloud, light breeze: in fact, exactly the weather I
always claim when people ask what the weather's like. Years ago,
people from our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices would call me, and often
they would ask what our weather was like. After a while, it dawned on
of why: their weather was so lousy that they wanted to hear we were
having bad weather too. So I introduced the good weather lie, always
claiming blue skies and a light breeze. This subterfuge worked for
years, until one day there was a storm outside and someone else from a
Scottish office at a nearby desk, who overheard me. The game was up,
but it was fun while it lasted. I continued with it, but was often
challenged after that with 'what's it really like?'
All of which is to say we are having a genuinely fine day. Don't know
what it's like in Scotland...maybe Meg can tell me.


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Date:July 30th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
-So I introduced the good weather lie, always
claiming blue skies and a light breeze.

We've been playing that game for years, telling my parents how fine it is down here when they'd call to boast about Tauranga weather and how wrong the weather reports are *g* and we often say, 'storm? here? didn't notice it!'

...we only get pinged if the weather people do something stupid like show the waves at Lyall Bay on the news! My parents rush to the phone. I shrug, 'didn't feel the southerly at our house...'
Date:July 30th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, has it not been summery over your side of the Pennines recently then? Over here, the lawn is brown and all the shops have run out of ice cream. We're praying for at least a brief shower to punctuate the ongoing heatwave.
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Date:July 30th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're getting in the swing of how to play the game.
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Date:July 30th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
My wellies melted in the heat...
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