As I sit at my computer and watch the gi-normous snowflakes float down from the sky, I am reminded once again that I am glad meteorology was never my thing. Today the news said 2-4 inches of snow in Kansas City, and I am already observing six and it doesn’t look like it is letting up very soon. I know meteorologists are smart people and you would think their equipment that they boast about so often is state of the art, so WHY can they rarely get the prediction correct? How frustrating for them. I would hate it if I came to work every day and had to say, “Well, I guess I messed that up again!” Must be terrible for the self-esteem. And what other profession allows such mistakes on a regular basis?
Or do the weather persons come to work and think, “You know…no one ever gets it right, so I’m going to grab another doughnut and take a nap under my desk. The viewers don’t expect perfection, so why should I?” Either way, I don’t think it is a healthy profession. I’m sure they get stopped all the time by total strangers who complain about their incorrect predictions; or even worse, blame them for the weather itself.
I need to make certain my children show no interest in meteorology. I don’t want my girls subjected to such a life of low standards and constantly being wrong. If they want to be wrong all the time, they should have children of their own. (Just not for at least another 20 years!)
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