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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Haiku #76

Weather forecasters
warning of more cold to come -
but why do they smile?

19 comments:

Kass said...

...it's frozen on.

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

It's an automatic, embarrassed reaction!

Sorlil said...

ha ha, and they always do!!

DUTA said...

They smile because forecasting is rather funny. The forecasters don't exactly know what Mother Nature has in store for them, and on the other hand people expect them to be able to change bad weather into a more pleasant one.

JeannetteLS said...

Because they have jobs... ?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Because good news isn't news.

Kay said...

They are paid to :) A smile goes a long way!!!

Tabor said...

I think it has something to do with bad news is good news and who cares to report about the sunny weather?

Madame DeFarge said...

Because they're really nasty bits of work and enjoy our suffering. or something like that.

Karen said...

Because, Dave, they have more foul weather friends! (Sorry 'bout that.)

Rei said...

Nice poem, Dave! Their smiles are nervous ones, I think... Fear that people will continue to hate them for their incorrect predictions... I do not envy someone in their position...

+Rei+

Linda Sue said...

I guess that they can take a joke, besides swearing is not allowed.

Dan Gurney said...

My guess is they smile because any "good" job in corporate capitalism requires employees to distance themselves from their emotions so completely that they seldom check in with their hearts to see if what they're smiling about is happy.

Cloudia said...

Sheer evil or empty?



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Nikki... said...

They know, the forecast can go horribly wrong :)

Raj said...

were they to not smile, would we not have a reason to worry.

Jeanne said...

It's even worse when they do that after telling of a horrible car crash....

Shadow said...

cause they're sadists!

Dave King said...

All
Again, thanks for so many great replies.
I particularly likes Kass's "frozen on" remark. I see a truth there somewhere.
And DUTA's more sympathetic response.
Conda and Tabor, too, had the ring of truth.
Karen's pun went down well, and yes, Rei, there is a suspicion of nervousness about the way they smile.
Shadow MadanDeFarge and others picked up on the sadist angle, which I had been toying with myself.
Jeanne's strayed into the darkness.
Everyone a winner. Thanks again folks!