If you failed in your duties up at work – constantly – what would happen, I wonder?
Why then do meteorologists get a free pass? All… the… time…?
Feb. 23: A group of geniuses at Environment Canada predict yet another “Snowmaggedon”. In total, 10 cm. The result?
- Old people panic. Even though most of them barely leave the house.
- People fill up on gas. And sell a kidney to pay for it!
- Municipalities call in extra staff and fire up their salting trucks and equipment. On the people’s dime, of course.
- Grocery stores fill up with panicked shoppers who fear they won’t be able to leave their homes the next day.
Friday, Feb, 24: “Snowmaggedon” arrives.. in the form of rain.
The experts haven’t made such a miscalculation in their predictions since the great 2011 Groundhog Day blizzard, which didn’t live up to its hype. (Instead of the feared 30 cm, Toronto got a manageable 13 to 17 cm of snow back then.)
But none of this surprises me; my dogs have a better chance of accurately predicting the weather than the modern forecaster. Of course, modern-day weather patterns are unpredictable – to say the least – thanks in part to an ecosystem under constant attack by man-made pollution.
But at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be a weatherman for all the money in this messed-up world.
I get treated bad enough as a bellman, thank you very much.