27 July 2010

Talking About the Weather

An interesting phenomenon is that people in different cultures have a different idea of what is "good" weather.

It gets hot here in India - really hot. Yesterday the weather was overcast and windy with the normal sporadic heavy squalls of mansoon season. Everyone I crossed in the hall who made small talk mentioned how wonderful a day it was outside.

* Bursts of heavy rain
* Wind
* Low, overhanging black clouds

"Oh, what great weather we're having today."

Go figure.


Toast said...

"Mansoon"? That puts a new twist on the song "It's Raining Men". ;-)

Eric Wilde said...

Yeah, these Indian guys are hot.