Cold Winter Ahead
Just fifty-five degrees (13c) in Atlanta this morning and it’s only mid-September. Granted, it will climb to the low eighties (28c) but it looks like it’s ‘pert near time to break out my winter windbreaker.
Returning to Canada is appealing for so many reasons; snow and cold are not two of them, however.
They say, “originality is the art of concealing your source”, so I will try to keep it under wraps that my cousin Doug sent me this after my 55° post this morning…
It’s late fall and the native Indians on a remote reservation in Mattawa, Ontario asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never learned the old secrets of his ancestors. When he looked at the sky he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should start collecting firewood to be prepared.
“It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold”, the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the Weather Network again. ‘Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?’
‘Yes,’ the man at Weather Service again replied, ‘it’s going to be a very cold winter.’
The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the chief called the Weather Network again. ‘Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?’
‘Absolutely,’ the man replied. ‘It’s looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen.’
‘How can you be so sure?’ the chief asked.
“Because the Indians are collecting a shitload of firewood!” the weatherman replied.