Thursday, May 31, 2007

Things that bug me, #1,253

When I tune in to a weather forecast on TV or radio, I want to know what the weather is going to be. I do not want five minutes of talk about fronts and low-pressure systems followed by a 10-second forecast.

Invariably, I go into a hypnotic trance midway during the preamble and don't wake up till after the forecast is over. Then I have to wait till the next weather report comes up.

Is it just me? (Don't answer that.)


ChefNick said...

I'm a bit of a weather nut as well. I remember a couple of winters here in Montreal that I actually printed out a chart and recorded the exact degree of every day, along with shorthand for what the actual conditions were.

But I have become disillusioned. A recent report somewhere--could have been nightly news or the paper--said that today's forecasting methods are little better after tomorrow than casting darts at a weather map.Even with massive super-computing power.

These days I trust tomorrow's forecast and ignore all the rest. I'm not in a hurricane, typhoon or cyclone zone so that's all I need.

But I have to admit it's annoying nonetheless.

fermicat said...

I get forecast info from the internet only. Ten seconds and you're done!

punkinsmom said...

I hate it when the weather consists primarily of what the weather is NOW. I already know what the weather's like right now. I want to know what is going to be like.

MsYvone said...

I zone out when I have to make a call to a customer service line.

If you'd like to continue in English, press 1. If you'd like to continue in Spanish press 2. If you'd like to reach customer support press 312. If you'd like to reach technical support press 7. If you are calling about counter appliances press 22. if you are zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I end up daydreaming about lattes or something, and then miss what I'm suppposed to press, I hit 0, am told its an invalid response and am hung up on.


As for weather, it's easy in Atlanta these days, 80's smokey, and dry. no deviation.