If You Don’t Like The Weather Wait 5 Minutes

Don't forget your umbrella!

I travel a great deal and it seems like where ever I go there are always some old timers who love to have the same pat answers for questions that stumble out of my little Greek noggin.

Me: Wow, the weather is so unpredictable here

Old Timer:  We have a saying here that if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes

Umm, that is what I was told in HooHoo, West Virginia, Waxahatchie, TX, Early Bird, Florida, Bumpass, Virginia, Embarrass, Wisconsin, Dead Horse, Alaska, Pig, Kentucky, Bullfrog, Utah, Snap Finger, Georgia, The Villages, Florida, etc, etc. The last time I was told that I timed it and it was actually more like 1 hour and 43 minutes in between major weather shifts. So for the old timers to be factually correct in Cluttsville, Alabama then they need to say, “If you don’t like the weather here just wait 103 minutes.”  Ok, I am a stickler for details ~ what can I say?

Another long-winded conversation about the weather with long-time residence of any community can start from a simple converstaion like this:

Me:  Wow, it is sure hot out today, I think I need to swap out my sneakers for my flip-flops.

Old Timer #1: Oh shucks this is nothing. You outta been here in the summer of ’56. It was so hot the paint was peeling off the fire trucks

Old Timer #2: I remember the summer of  1943 when it was 120 degrees for 13 straight days

Hot enough to melt the paint off of fire trucks, seriously? 120 degrees for 13 straight days? I don’t think so. Sounds like someone has been dipping into Mr. Bricks McRib sauce.

Blessings,

Ava

xox

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8 Responses to If You Don’t Like The Weather Wait 5 Minutes

  1. tiallarising says:

    haha we have that same saying where I live!! lol, I think it’s everywhere actually. 😉

    -Tia

  2. frizztext says:

    escape to Greece, there’s always sunshine …

    PRIEST
  3. The Hook says:

    Old people are always good for a laugh or two, right?

  4. dorcas says:

    Same saying goes here in Calgary too.. Only that I always find it true..

  5. Well it is cold here. And it isn’t changing in 5 minutes. Xx

  6. jasonwrites says:

    And surely enough, some folks will scan over a few entries but only comment on the one about the weather.
    I actually did grow up near Snapfinger Road in Georgia, btw. But now I live in Colorado, where you will see lightning from a clear blue sky, snow and lightning simultaneously, etc.

    The best quote on this subject comes from Mark Twain: “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”

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