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Deep in the bowels of the British Meteorological Office, two senior Met men met.

“We should discuss the accuracy of our forecasts.”

“Lack of accuracy, more like.”

“Exactly. We can’t predict the weather an hour ahead never mind a week.”

“And everyone knows ‘changeable’ just means we’ve no idea what’s happening.”

“Yeah, they say we should just look out the window.”

“How about getting a big computer, like the Americans have?”

“Way too expensive.”

“Fair point, maybe we should stick to how we’ve always done it.”

And so it was… fresh cow pats and willow sticks produced the next forecast.

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