Got over the drenching of sunday, the tent has dried out the report has been put up on the Obedience forum the various articles for scent etc have been cleaned and put away till next show
Which puts me on to the subject of the weather, it makes a great talking point here in the uk, and makes a good conversation opener even with complete strangers,
Before I drove and relied on buses, when standing in the queue, it was almost obligatory to mention the weather, such as, it’s a nice day,or cold isn’t it, wasn’t it wet yesterday,they forecast snow, blinking freezing last night, and so on, of course that’s if there was someone else in the queue !
I wonder what we’d talk about if we didn’t have such diverse weather. somehow the cost of food or fuel or even the bank rate is more depressing and not so varied.
When I’m out walking the dogs it’s usually the daily greeting, ‘warmer this morning’, ‘ hope it clears up, i’m hoping to get back befrore it rains,’ ‘as it’s such a nice day i’ll make the walk longer’ , and so on, you could write a book on the various weather greetings.
When I was a young mum and travelled by bus with my two daughers, i’d strike up a conversation at the bus stop as you do, and of course the topic was the weather, Arlene or Karen would say ‘do you know that person mum’? when i’d say no, they’d look a bit concerned and ask why I spoke to them,ha ha,
One time, Arlene, who wa a bit shyer, said before we went on an outing, please don’t talk to any strangers to-day mum, you tell us not to! ., Well, there’;s a bit of young wisdom, but I’m sorry to say it didn’t make a jot of difference, as I’m a natural chatterer.
When i was a little wee girl in Glasgow, mum used to tie me to the front garden gate to stop me straying, as I was also a bit of a wanderer, I’d speak to everyone who passed, when the workmen were coming home from work asking them if they’d had a good day, They’d smile and pat me on the head saying Not too bad lass’ Much more innocent days then, but I can’t recall talking about the weather.
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