This is Ireland. This is a place where more conversations begin with a topic related to the latest storm hitting the country or end with something along the lines of…
OK… see you the weekend, depending on the weather.
Yes… spring, summer… autumn or maybe even winter… the weather rules. You may even find the winter peeping in on most days of spring and autumn and yes, I dare say… creeping in on the odd summer’s day.
Rain… snow, hail… sleet, sea swells… roaring winds. Did I mention rain? Yes, often we have horizontal rain. Then, on the other hand we have less horizontal rain… from the other direction. Sometimes we even have vertical rain but when all is said and done… we have rain!
Mind you… when we don’t have rain for two weeks many folk are red as cooked lobsters… or braaied crayfish. Or, maybe even pink as prawns. Also, if we don’t have rain for two weeks we could be very close to having droughts.
Then… on the other hand… we have a few folk who think it is their given right to have free water. Yes, they insist that as Ireland has so much rain that they are entitled to free water. Yep… it comes from the sky but if you want it free then please stand outside with your face pointed upward and your mouth open!
PS – Tongue in cheek comes to mind so… please don’t want to shoot the carrier pigeon
PPS – Yes, I know one can’t do anything about the weather so I get on with life
PPPS – If the weather is so bad, why am I still here? Story for another day…
PPPPS – Without the rain it wouldn’t be so green!
PPPPPS – Wet can be really good!