Friday, February 21, 2014

Wouldn't it be great...

Den of the Beastly Bear

Hi Folks!

Well our big "warm up" and rain was a big disappointment!!! Didn't even melt the little bit of crap left on the driveway.

Wouldn't it be great to be a Weatherman?
I mean think about it...
In what other job can you be consistently WRONG, 
and still keep your job?!?

If you're a truck driver, and you keep delivering to the wrong place...fired!
If you work in billing, and you send the wrong people bills...fired!!
If you're a waitress and you keep screwing up orders...fired!!!
If a car salesman tells keeps telling people their car will cost $30,000.00 "out the door" but when you sign the paperwork it's $45,000.00...fired!!!!

But if you're a Weatherman:
"Gonna be sunny today folks!", and it rains...."oops".
"It's gonna rain folks, bring an umbrella!", it snows..."oops".
"We expect a light dusting of snow!", 12" later..."oops".
"It's gonna be the "Storm of the Century" folks!!!", nothing happens..."oops".

Is it any wonder nobody trusts them?
Why nobody listens when they issue evacuation orders??

They might as well just throw their hands in the air and say "Beats me folks!!!" at least that would be honest!

Meteorologist? You might as well get a degree in Philosophy, at least then you could ponder that there are really no wrong answers!!!

Be careful out's gonna be windy....or not!

Well that's my 2 cents this Friday morning!!!

Be well Folks!

Beastly Bear


  1. I totally agree with you! If meteorology hadn't been so math-intensive, I would have gone into it!!! And out in Washington State they are wrong way more than half the time. Apparently the Olympic Mountains are such a huge natural barrier that their quadruple doppler radar can't see what's coming till it hits.

  2. You left out airlines! As i sit here an hour and a half beyond my departure time. I am looking at the plane sitting with a pilot in the cockpit. Why am I waiting? No flight attendants! So airline schedulers are the same!

  3. I believe weather forecasters are Mother Natures favorite people! I think she listens to them and then just blows things a little south or north or increases or decreases her intensity so they are wrong MOST of the time. It's her entertainment. Just my opinion.

  4. You're probably right Jo, no woman likes to be predictable...why should Mother Nature be any different?!?

  5. My youngest boy wanted to be a weatherman for that very reason! Reminds me of the Kodak story. An employee at Kodak had made a $500,000 mistake and wasn't fired. When asked why, the CEO replied, "Why would I fire him? I just spent $500,000 to train him." Wouldn't it be nice to have *that* boss?

  6. Yeah, GM is not so generous....when our line goes down, they claim it costs us $250,000.00 a minute, personally I feel that's exaggerated but needless to say that line goes down there is HELL to pay!!!