A lot of my work takes place outdoors. Because of this, it’s necessary to keep an eye on the weather, and I make it a point to check various weather sites and news. Sometimes it’s to make work plans, or to determine what I need to wear (or bring). Which is fine, except for one little problem. The weather reports are usually wrong. Really, I do understand that it’s difficult to predict the weather several days out. But I don’t understand how it can be so hard to predict it 12 hours out. I’m not saying they have to hit the high or low temperature on the nose, or something like that. I’m saying they can’t get whether it’s going to be sunny or raining right. When I check at 6 PM, and I’m told it’s going to be sunny all day tomorrow, I take it badly when I wake up to a major rainstorm that goes on all day. With all that fancy equipment they have – radar, ground stations, satellites, and so on – you’d think they’d do better.
The tourist season is finally over. Look, people, while I’m a local, and all that, I work for a living. That means I don’t spend my days going to every museum, eating at all the restaurants, hiking every single trail, climbing each mountain, or visiting every “point of interest” in the entire Adirondacks. When you ask me about one of those, I’m not going to give you a good answer about what it’s like or what the conditions are. You’re lucky if I’ve heard of it or know where it is. You’re really lucky if I actually have been there, but even then, it’s probably been a while. I’m not a tour guide, live with it.
The smartest people I’ve ever met did not start their conversations by telling me how smart they are. That you are is an indicator you’re not that smart. I’m sure you’re impressed by the fact that you belong to Mensa, are rated in chess, have a degree from some prestigious university, etc. I’m sorry I failed to be equally impressed. I’ve been in too many places where I was the dumbest person in the room, and from what I can tell, it’s only because you weren’t there.
I know there are some valid reasons why some people can’t get vaccinations. That said, 99% of the reasons people give are complete bullshit. So when I read a story like this, I’m pissed off. If you’re taking health advice from Arianna Huffington or Jenny McCarthy, you really shouldn’t be having children. Let’s face it, their main claim to fame is marrying a rich guy (Arianna) and looking good naked (Jenny). They’re not scientists!