We've finally been getting some rain in Perth recently.
Strangely enough, there's one lady at work who feels duty bound to give me a weather report around 4 o'clock each afternoon when she sees me walking past her desk in my cycling gear ready to head home.
Even though there are windows all around the building and part of my job is to give the forecast on the radio, she obviously feels that I need her to let me know what the riding conditions will be like for me.
For days now it's been, "You'll get wet on your way home." No kidding.
It was fine this afternoon so I got told, "You won't get wet today."
I suppose she's just trying to make conversation but it does wear thin.
I would say thank you and next time can you please bring the doppler printouts and the nexrad printouts as well. Can you also find a medicine man and give me the weather to and while he is at it he can bless my bike
2005 Dahon Speed TR, 2006 Dahon Mu SL, 2000 GT XiZang, 1999ish Rock Lobster, 2007 Dean Animas CTI
It's probably just her making conversation.You might try engaging her in some other topic dinner plans, sports, american idol whatever. Perhaps you'll get a different parting comment then. I personally would rather slit my wrists that get a parting comment each day about american idol though so think it through ...
Of course there's always the underlying thought that getting wet is a bad thing and it's a good reason not to cycle. It's only water. Sure I'd prefer a dry ride but rain isn't going to hurt me.
I was asked a few days ago by one of my radio guests when it was particularly wet, whether I ever consider driving to work on 'days like these'. I considered the question for a second and realised that the thought had never entered my head. My bike is how I get to work. I never consider driving.